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On 13 July 2013, DJ Fresh, Angie Khumalo and Zelda la Grange will join other bikers and don helmets to take part in another Bikers for Mandela Day event. Bikers for Mandela day is one of the many activities taking place under the umbrella of the broader Mandela Day campaign.

1st for Women Insurance will be supporting the group of bikers on their 2013 Bikers for Mandela Day journey.

This Bikers for Mandela Day journey is dedicated to taking action against abuse and the bikers participating in the initiative will support organisations that assist survivors of gender based violence and rape.

According to Zelda la Grange, the Patron of the 1st for Women Insurance Trust, “Violence against women continues, unabated. We want South Africans to stop speaking about abuse and start doing something about it, start taking action!”

On 13 July 2013, the biker team will depart from 1st for Women’s head office in Fourways and head for Mahikeng (Mafikeng) in the North West Province. There, they will visit LifeLine Mafikeng to create a vegetable garden and unveil a jungle gym for the Centre.

On 14 July 2013, the bikers will travel to Botswana and team up with the Botswana Biker Society to assist a survivor of abuse.

“Mandela Day is a call to action for individuals – for people everywhere – to take responsibility for changing the world into a better place, one small step at a time, just as Madiba did. By visiting Botswana we hope to encourage our neighbours to give 67 minutes of their time on Nelson Mandela Day*,” says la Grange.

On 15 July 2013, the team will assist the Miriam Makeba Centre for Girls in Johannesburg.

“We encourage all South Africans to make every day a Mandela Day. There are so many simple ways we can do this and the great thing is that it doesn’t necessarily have to cost a cent. Acts of kindness like volunteering at your local charity organisation or reading to those that can’t – it all counts,” says Robyn Farrell, managing director of 1st for Women Insurance.

* In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly declared 18 July Nelson Mandela International Day. This Day is dedicated to honouring Nelson Mandela’s commitment to human rights, conflict resolution and reconciliation.

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