Day 1, Pretoria to Selebi Phikwe

So after a long day of driving and I think we can say ‘drama’, we have arrived at our first destination in Selebi Phikwe, Botswana. Nothing like a tyre blow out- an understatement when you see what it really looks like- and some good old border control admin to challenge us on our first day. But as our resident team optimist Bradles likes to encourage, we will just take whatever comes as it comes and no matter what enjoy the experiences, even the tough ones πŸ™‚Β Β A huge thank you to the Botha family for their hospitality and free food for our hungry bellies πŸ˜€
Keep following our page for regular trip updates and pics as we make our way North πŸ™‚

March Raffle Draw

Our March Raffle Month has come to a close. Thank you to all those who bought tickets to support us, your help is very much appreciated!

Congratulations to our following raffle winners:

The Sun city zipline – Donald Kale
Reptile Handling Course – Loyd Modimogale-
Walk with Lions – Samuel Mashishi
Eukanuba Dog Hamper – Ricky Wilken
Eukanuba Cat Hamper – James Anderson
Soweto Towers Bungee – Michael Sutton
SCAD Freefall – Tiaan Visser

Keep your eyes peeled on our website and Facebook pageΒ for our next Vet Books fundraiser πŸ™‚

Starting 2014 with a Bang!

So we’ve been a bit quiet so far this year, sorry fans! But we assure you its only because we have some great things in the making for this year and are eager to get to planning and hosting the numerous fundraisers we have in store. Keep your eyes fixed on our FacebookΒ page and websiteΒ for regular updates and the on-goings of our team this year and for the numerous ways that you can show your support for our cause!

Coming up will be our March Raffle Month πŸ™‚ And with the prizes we have in store you will all be queuing to get your tickets for sure! Just a little snippet of what we have to offer…like the rush of throwing yourself off 100m high structures? Yes?!…Well Orlando Towers has amazingly sponsored a free 100m Bungee and SCAD Freefall off the Soweto Towers worth R780.00 to the lucky winner of this particular raffle draw!! And there will be several more raffle prizes up for grabs so stay tuned πŸ™‚Β 

Thanks so much to Orlando Towers for their support towards the Vet Books for Africa 2014 journey! Check out their website www.orlandotowers.co.za and come raffle time, get your ticket for this once in a life time adrenaline rush! ;D

Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge a SUCCESS!

This time yesterday our riders were, we’re sure, home with their legs up and enjoying a well deserved rest after the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge. Despite nature’s decision to provide us with a VERY hot and humid day, and the fact that most of our team started later and rode through midday, all of our riders conquered the monstrous and challenging race that is the 94.7! The Vet Books committee would like to once again thank Isuzu South Africa, Hill’s Pet Nutrition South Africa and Umthunzi Boutique Hotel for their sponsorship of our shirts as well as Umthunzi’s pledge to donate R2 to Vet Books for Africa for every like of their facebook page! A huge thank must also go to our team- Sumari Beumer; Chris, Resia, Theresa, Cornette and Ilze Blignaut; Glen Bosman; Luke Chambers; Rosie Cronje; Louis Du Toit; Nic Foce; com members Moritz, Brad, Matthew and Kelsey; Aqil Jeenah; Clive Mey; Kyle Piears; Linette, Marike, Willem and Petri van der Walt; Alex Westerink; Theo Schoeman and Dr Anthea Fleming. We couldn’t have done it without your guys’ support and commitment to our project. We were honoured to have you on our team and enjoyed riding beside you! Thank you so much to everyone who made this fundraiser possible and we look forward to seeing Vet Books for Africa and our team members participating once again in next years Cycle Challenge! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
Team Vet Books for AfricaΒ 

News Update :)

A BIIIIG thank you to Tuks Alumni for their generous sponsorship to the 2014 Vet Books trip today. We are extremely grateful, your contribution has helped us get one step closer to our goals for the trip. Thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

We are also just over 3 weeks away to this years Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge! We look forward to having the following people wear our Vet Books jersey in support of our project πŸ™‚

Sumari Beumer; Chris, Resia, Theresa, Cornette and Ilza Blignaut; Luke Chambers; Rosa-marie Cronje; Louis Du Toit; Nicholas Foce; Moritz Huber, Kyle Piears; Matthew Huckle; Bradley Taylor; Aqil Jeenah; Clive Mey; Linnetee, Willem, Petrus and Marike van der Walt and Alex Westerink; Theo; Glen Bosman and Anthea Flemming.

We would also like to give a huge thank you to Isuzu SA, Hills Pet Nutrition and Umthuzi Boutique Hotel for their sponsorship of our official Vet Books for Africa cycle jerseys- they look great πŸ™‚ Go like their facebook pages πŸ™‚ !!

And last but not least, the team is looking forward to yet another PETS Spayathon this Saturday in Lenasia- bring on the dogs πŸ™‚

Countdown to the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge begins!

Exciting news, we have our official 20 man team for the Momentum 94.7 cycle challenge so we will most definitely be getting the word of our cause out there on the day πŸ™‚ We are still looking for more riders so if any of you are …competing or know some friends/family that are please ride for our cause πŸ™‚
We must send out a huge thank you to Isuzu South Africa,Β  Hill’s Pet Nutrition South Africa and Umthunzi Boutique Hotel for their sponsorship of the Vet Books for Africa cycling jersey’s that our riders will be racing in πŸ™‚
Umthunzi has also generously agreed to donate R2 to Vet Books for every like they get on their facebook page so please all go visit and like their page and help us raise some funds πŸ™‚ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Umthunzi-Boutique-Hotel/105823622782016?fref=ts
Exciting days ahead πŸ™‚