On Friday renowned South African adventurer Riaan Manser departed from Cape Town on an epic journey to Add Hope across South Africa. Over the next two months he’ll be cycling the word “hope” across SA while consuming limited calories – highlighting both the plight of hunger and the positive impact that Add Hope is making to the country’s children.
Manser has battled extreme cold while circumnavigating Iceland and Madagascar in a kayak, and cycled around Africa through conflict zones, alone and unaided. Now he tackles yet another challenge: filling hungry tummies.
“I’m calling on everyone to help me save a few lives by the end of my journey. I will be highlighting the issue of hunger and showing people the impact that Add Hope makes and continues to make to children’s lives,” says Manser.
Through the use of geo-tracking, this never before attempted journey will also be visible and traceable on satellite maps for fans to track. Customers and fans can get involved and help “feed” Manser emergency calories throughout his challenge by tweeting about the journey and using the hash tag #AddHope.
Manser’s bike will have a donation collection vessel fastened to it. People who come into contact with him along his trip will be able to contribute their R2 into the box, thus also increasing his load while he rides.
The adventurer will visit various KFC stores and several other Add Hope partner beneficiaries where he will be served the same meals as the children. “I’m looking forward to meeting the children and visitors and uncovering many of the stories of hope that the children have to tell,” says Manser.