Through the Eqstra Spring Classic mountain bike initiative and the committed cycle enthusiasts with Eqstra, funds raised through participation in the annual Spring Classic, the corporate team entered into the Momentum 94.7 road cycle challenge and sale of Eqstra cycling kit, an amount of just over R101 000 thousand was raised for the CHOC Foundation, through their fundraising arm, The COWS.
“The time, effort and commitment shown by the CHOC Foundation, the Cows and volunteers, is humbling. The support given to the children and their families is certainly exemplary, playing a vital role within our communities, a cause well worth the support as the drive for increased awareness, certainly can save lives,” said Walter Hill, Chief Executive Eqstra.
Jacqui Carr (CEO Eqstra Fleet Management & Logistics), Walter Hill (CE Eqstra Holdings), Jannie Serfontein (CFO Eqstra Holdings), Rob Riccardi (Founding COW), Francois Peenz (CEO CHOC Foundation), Grant Bain (Founding COW and Chairman CHOC Johannesburg Division) and Erich Clarke (CEO Eqstra Contract Mining & Plant Rental Division)
These much needed funds go a long way to assisting the CHOC Foundation, Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa, with their numerous support programmes. As stated by CHOC CEO, Francois Peenz “CHOC’s whole functioning thrives around the relationship with donor sponsors, the COWS and companies like Eqstra. Together keeping more than hope alive!”