Cy­clathon raises R10 000

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The Rhodes Univer­sity Health Suite’s an­nual Cy­clathon last Satur­day raised R10 328 for the Heart Mat­ters Preg­nancy Care Cen­tre.

Held in the Rhodes’ Health Suite’s In­door Cy­cling Stu­dio on 30 Septem­ber, the cy­clathon was a 12-hour marathon from 8am-8pm, with busi­nesses, clubs and or­gan­i­sa­tions ‘pur­chas­ing’ a bike per hour. A steady flow of par­tic­i­pants came through the doors through­out.

Ash­ley Rei­d­man and Terri-Lynn Pen­ney cy­cled for the full 12 hours and sev­eral peo­ple cy­cled be­tween three and five hours each.

Non­tando Tusi, of the or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee, said this year’s event was held to raise aware­ness and funds for the Heart Mat­ters Preg­nancy Care Cen­tre.

The cy­clathon is a way of giv­ing back to the commu- nity and each year a dif­fer­ent ben­e­fi­ciary is cho­sen.

“A lot of peo­ple are not aware of the work that the Heart Mat­ters Preg­nancy Care Cen­tre has done for the Rhodes com­mu­nity and Gra­ham­stown as a whole,” said Mar­jorie Re­gunda, Sec­tion Man­ager at the Health Suite. Rhodes Univer­sity lec­turer Tracy Probert said the Heart Mat­ters Preg­nancy Care Cen­tre also helped to en­lighten peo­ple about rape cul­ture.

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