Cancer victims in Botswana will benefit from the P50, 000 raised by three bikers calling themselves ‘Glenda’s Angels’ at the Kalahari 1000 Toyota Desert Race in Jwaneng this weekend.
The trio, Tammi McAllister of Maun, Lola Berrie and Joshua Potts both from Francistown’s Lobelo Racing Club, are riding for cancer victims in memory of Glenda Branch, who died of cancer.
Glenda was the mother of Ross Branch, one of Botswana’s most celebrated motocross riders.
Speaking to Voice Sport as she made the final preparations before the race, the team’s spokesperson, McAllister, expressed her delight at the generous sponsorship they have received so far – at the time of writing 18 companies had pledged their support.
“We are very happy with the number of sponsors we have attracted for this good cause. Cancer victims need all the help they can get. We are grateful to all those companies and individuals who have come on board to help us out,” an ecstatic McAllister said, adding that she hoped more business houses would heed their call in the future.
Amongst the charities that will benefit from the Angels’ efforts in the sand are, Journey of Hope, which supports breast cancer survivors and Movember Botswana, which helps men afflicted with testicular cancer.