Six Zimbabwean cyclists are to embark on a charity long distance bike ride across the Alps in support of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) affected by HIV and AIDS.
The group will undertake the Schwalbe Tour Transalp between 24 and 30 June 2012, one of Europe’s biggest amateur cycling tours, in support of children helped by Mashambanzou Care Trust, which runs outreach programs to support orphans and vulnerable children impacted by HIV and Aids within the community.
PriceWaterhouseCoopers is supporting the team. A spokesperson said: “PWC is passionate about helping Zimbabwean orphans and vulnerable children achieve their dreams and wants to help with creating awarenes and raise funds for the cycle trust fund that will benefit orphans at Mashambanzou Care Trust.”
The riders are Michael Jenrich, Tim Moore, Kevin Wood, Kevin Smith, Anesh Ramlaul and Lloyd Govindan. The six initiated the launch of the Mashambanzou Cycle Trust Fund, a care trust set up to support the needs of children affected by HIV and AIDS.
The trust will provide educational support, vocational skills training, food supplies and clothing for the children being helped by Mashambanzou Care Trust.
PWC said it hopes to inspire other corporations and organisations to help create awareness and raise funds for children orphaned by HIV and AIDS.