Here’s a joint venture from some characters you’ve seen in these pages many times before, now come together to bring assistance to those who most need it.
They are Vinnie of Cape Crews Movement (CCM) and Michael Wynne of the recently formed NPO Walk a Ride Cancer Foundation.
Michael, a cancer survivor himself from Scottsville, is known far and wide for his epic journeys by foot and ride to the Northern Cape, where he raises awareness for people with cancer and helps to raise funds for treatment.
After battling prostate cancer for seven years and finally going into remission he understands the expense of treatment and medication, and says: “I wanted to lift some weight off these patients’ shoulders.”
When the CCM was introduced to Michael, Vinnie saw another opportunity to get the car crews together and make a start to a collection of essential goods for a patient in the Northern Cape.
Sariska Lewis, 25, had made an appeal to the foundation for help. She lives in Okiep and needed funds for dialysis.
Michael says: “My walks tend to take me to the Northern Cape, where I believe the poorest of the poor families are, and in most need of help.”
Vinnie says: “When we heard of Michael’s journey, and this is his eighth, we made the call-out for a park-off and collection in Ottery. Alderman JP Smith, well-known for his support of both the legal car fraternity and outreach initiatives, came out on the day to lend support.”