Mark Fish joins Action Society to cycle for neglected kids

This Sunday, 13 March 2022, Mark Fish will be joining Action Society in the Cape Town Cycle Tour.  The Action Society team will be riding to raise funds for Cape Town Child Welfare Society (CTCWS).

“We are very excited to participate in the Cape Town Cycle Tour this year in support of the great work that CTCWS does.  Action Society’s main aim is to give a voice to the voiceless and we hope to enable the CTCWS to do just that with the funds that we raise during the tour,” said Ian Cameron, director of community safety at Action Society.

Cape Town Child Welfare Society has helped over a million children emerge from crisis situations ranging from drug/alcohol abuse, poverty, homelessness and crime, to severe neglect and physical and sexual abuse.  Daily, around 40 new cases come through the doors of their five intake offices across the Cape Peninsula.

“COVID has led to a dramatic increase in the requirement for the social services CTCWS provides and attempting to meet this demand puts additional pressure on our bottom line.  The gap that CTCWS has to fund from other income, primarily donor funding, is approximately 20% of our annual budget,” says Chris de Beyer, volunteer board member of the CTCWS, riding in his 10th Cape Town Cycle Tour this year.

Mark Fish, decided to join this worthy cause with Action Society as it is also aligned with the work his own Mark Fish Foundation does.

Mark Fish firmly believes in “the power of the ball” as an effective tool to empower the youth and this is how The Mark Fish Foundation was created in the summer of 2017. The power of sport lies in its ability to instil, inspire and affect positive change. Sport changes attitudes, builds skills and brings together people of all races and abilities.

“While most might see a ball as a toy for a fun activity to keep children entertained but, I see it as an invitation to a life-changer as well as a lifesaver. A ball is iconic of a shareable experience that transcends geopolitical, racial, economic and, gender as well as intellectual constraints.  This positive exchange between individuals or teams and their achievements is what forms the basis of The Mark Fish Foundation.  I feel privileged to ride in the cycle tour with Action Society on behalf of the vulnerable children in Cape Town communities and hope the public gives us their full support  ̶   so we can keep changing lives,” Fish commented.

The public can pledge their support for the Action Society cycling team and Cape Town Welfare Society by clicking on the following link to donate: https://www.givengain.com/ap/mark-fish-ian-cameron-2022-ct-cycle-tour/

“When the Cycle Tour climbs the hill through Bishops Court and begins the “Blue Route” to the left of the M3, lie the Cape Flats.  It is in these communities that CTCWS delivers its services to the most vulnerable children and families of Cape Town. We hope that as the cyclists sweep down the Blue Route on their way to Muizenberg and beyond, they spare a thought for the children that our dedicated social workers and staff serve day in and day out in Cape Town,” concludes de Beyer.

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