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Orphanage Ride, Western Cape WDs Rock!
« on: May 11, 2008, 09:58:34 am »
Sometimes, things are talked about, dreamt about, wishing they would happen.  And then sometimes things just happen!

I have always believed in the power of liked minded people, doing things together.  In this same manner have I believed in the spirit of the Wilddogs, but to my amazement, the members of Wilddogs have opened their hearts, their wallets, and even did much more than I would ever have imagined.

When I started this drive for Die Herberg Kinderhuis in Robertson, I got responses from the a few guys, regularly checking ‚??new replies‚?Ě, with not the response I expected.  I thought to myself, this is only going to be small one, but everything helps.  Boy, was I amazed what happened the last week‚?¶.pms, e-mail, sms‚??s came in, in bucketsful.   Members just paid over money even if they were not planning to attend the ride!

I sent out an e-mail to Caledon Round Table, an organisation I was a member of for many years.  They came to the party, two members donating R800 and another two donating 4 sheep!

Saturday, 10 May‚?¶..its p*ssing with rain in CT.  Not a single member who said that they were riding with, chickened out, not even the pillions that were to attend.  They all left CT in a serious Cape winter downpour! I was the only one from the Overberg, and took on the Cape galeforce wind from the side.  In Villiersdorp, it seriously looked like I was to hit rain, and as any good WD would do, stopped for a ‚??heater!‚?Ě





Oom Foe-rie had booked breakfast for us all at De Kraal, a little Farm Stall outside Rawsonville.

Tim, Surf and their better halfs Loo and Karien.


JP and Oom Foe-rie


BigEd cannot wait to hand over the collection he made at his office


Staffie, Camelman's G/F, Camelman, XXX


Operator and his Norma


Nicki, Eisbein, Rogue, Operator and Norma


Scenes from the bar


What‚??s wrong with having a Captain Morgan (Kabumba Floors) with breakfast?


Packing up and leaving for Robertson







We met up with Ektoknbike along the way, with him then leading the way through the hills of this beautiful area.  He was going to fast for any pics to be taken.  Even Karien (Tim‚??s SWAMBO), who said she will not be travelling on dirt with her own bike, did the gravel road to Robertson.  Well done Karien!

Arriving ON TIME at the Herberg, the PR lady, Petru, made us pose for a group photo.



Petru then proceeded with a guided tour of the facility.

Some background:

Die Herberg Children‚??s Home was started during the flu epidemic of 1918. these orphans were cared for in an ordinary home. This home was replaced by The Herberg Children‚??s Home and was housed in the Old Herberg, currently a block of flats. The new buildings were first occupied during 1980. We currently have 122 boys and girls who are accommodated in 7 housing units. Fourteen children between the ages of 6 to 18 are cared for in the units for children that are of school going age. The pre-school section accommodates the babies and little ones from birth until they are about six years old.

Also see www.herberg.co.za

This is the part where Uil got a huge lump in his throat‚?¶‚?¶..  (Ek het amper 'n traan gepik!) :'(



Who in their right minds would abandon a face like this: :'( :'( :'(





The ladies, Loo and Karien, immediately took to the kids‚?¶..





Camelman could not resist the toy motorbike‚?¶‚?¶



Eisbein, Giant XXX, Biged (Ons is groot in die Kaap!)



Musashi



Oom Foe-rie, Operator, BigEd



Hoekom moet ek alles doen?  Nobody wanted to do the speech thing, so I had to.  It was a privilege beyond imagination to see Petru‚??s face when I handed over the money.  It was felt by the WDs that the money be utilised as pocket money for the kids.





After we said our good byes and the rest of the meat was carried into the Herberg (thanks guys) we made our way to the Dros, where good times was had!  Thanks also to my wife Betsie for bringing the sheep through by cage, accompanied by Lida, Papsak‚??s wife.

Eisbein


Ektoknbike‚??s wife, Sylvia


We sat under beautiful autumn leaves









Surf doing his Father Xmas impression!



Ektoknbike started feeling really bad, with terrible abdominal pains.  He quickly went to the doctor‚?¶‚?¶KIDNEY STONES!  Returning from the doctor, he had an unfair intravenious advantage on all of us!  Floating on Pethadine, he taken back home in the back of his wife‚??s Prado!

I would hereby like to thank every single WD and member of the public for donating to this great cause!  Thank you also to Clockwork Orange for initiating this drive.  Thanks to SGB for donating a trailer, which we will make a plan to get down here.  Oom Foe-rie is working on it already.

If we take the value of goods that was donated at a humble R7200, that‚??s including a computer, sporting goods, 4 sheep, clothes, a trailer etc, and much more, we didn‚??t do too badly.

And here is the greatestestestest part.  We handed over a CASH donation of R9000 to them!

That makes our total donation R16200!

Well done WDs!
« Last Edit: May 11, 2008, 05:15:52 pm by Uiltjie »
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Re: Orphanage Ride, Western Cape WDs Rock!
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2008, 10:14:05 am »
GREAT STUFF!!!

Well done.
 

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Re: Orphanage Ride, Western Cape WDs Rock!
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2008, 10:14:51 am »
Baie mooi.... ek is trots....

Julle is so groot in die kaap want julle eet so goed ;D
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Re: Orphanage Ride, Western Cape WDs Rock!
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2008, 10:29:04 am »
If we take the value of goods that was donated at a humble R7200, that’s including a computer, sporting goods, 4 sheep, clothes, a trailer etc, and much more, we didn’t do too badly.

And here is the greatestestestest part.  We handed over a CASH donation of R9000 to them!

That makes our total donation R16200!

Bliks'm

That's absolutely brilliant !!!!!!

Well done you guys !!!
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Re: Orphanage Ride, Western Cape WDs Rock!
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2008, 11:11:41 am »
Good on you guys! I will get involved with the next one ;)
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Re: Orphanage Ride, Western Cape WDs Rock!
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2008, 11:29:05 am »
Awesome guys, really well done :hello2: :hello2: :hello2:
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Re: Orphanage Ride, Western Cape WDs Rock!
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2008, 11:44:58 am »

Dankie aan almal wat hierdie dag moontlik gemaak het, mense wat vir ander omgee het ek tyd voor. :thumright: :thumright:

Om daai kinders te sien en te weet daar gaan 'n paar dae wees wat dit sal beter gaan met hulle maak die insameling, vroeg opstaan, nat weer, grondpad ry en nierstene alles die moeite werd.
Eks trots om te se ek is 'n Wilddog.
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2008, 11:50:47 am »

Dankie aan almal wat hierdie dag moontlik gemaak het, mense wat vir ander omgee het ek tyd voor. :thumright: :thumright:

Om daai kinders te sien en te weet daar gaan 'n paar dae wees wat dit sal beter gaan met hulle maak die insameling, vroeg opstaan, nat weer, grondpad ry en nierstene alles die moeite werd.
Eks trots om te se ek is 'n Wilddog.
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Re: Orphanage Ride, Western Cape WDs Rock!
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2008, 12:19:30 pm »
Awesome people!  :cool:

Well done to all involved!

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Re: Orphanage Ride, Western Cape WDs Rock!
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2008, 12:36:55 pm »
I really felt privileged to be part of this.

For me the feelgood feeling was so "lekker".

I think I speak not only for myself, but also from all that were involved...........we must not forget these kids after this.
Even if we only do something like this in 12 months time again we MUST do it again.

What amazed me was the fact that this whole effort was not even really pushed. No one was really begged for money, everybody just threw money in the pool without asking questions or expecting anything in return.

Next time we MUST go bigger with this.

Uiltjie thanks for all your co-ordinating and even getting donations from non-Wilddogs.

I'm so proud about this. ;)
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Re: Orphanage Ride, Western Cape WDs Rock!
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2008, 12:42:08 pm »
CO en Uil, dankie vir al di ortganizing, dit is so n lekker gevoel om n slag vir persone, wat nie veel het nie, ietsie kleins kan gee :)

Dit was great om die dag saam met mede Wilddogs te spandeer, deur Ektoknbike se pyn en al ;)
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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2008, 01:25:16 pm »
Awesome people!  :cool:

Well done to all involved!



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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2008, 01:36:17 pm »
I think it is fantastic to see so many Dogs participating in so many amazing community projects around the country.  I hope every year gets bigger and better for all the chosen charities.

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Re: Orphanage Ride, Western Cape WDs Rock!
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2008, 01:58:33 pm »

Ek is trots om deel te kon wees van die groep wat omgee
 >:DDaar was net een wat genoem het sy hande kry koud (was seker op KTM ) >:D
Niemand het gese hulle gaan nie grondpad ry ,wat vir my gewys het dat almal gefokus was op die vooreg om te kan geniet en te gee aan die wat minder bevoorreg is
Ons het klein gegee as ons moet dink wat ons plesier ons gekos het ,iets wat die kinders nie ken
Ek het dit baie geniet en kan dit aanbeveel
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Re: Orphanage Ride, Western Cape WDs Rock!
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2008, 02:26:31 pm »
Thanx to everybody who arrived and donate something.

Uiltjie, dankie ou petto.

Daar was n paar trane wat geloop het. Uiltjie, ek en jy gaan nie vertel wie dit was nie, maar ons het mekaar gesien.

Baie dankie aan almal, dit was .................

Scrat jou voorstel van die sweetpakke is genoem en Petro sal die gegewens van die groottes aan Uiltjie stuur en daar het ons alweer n geleentheid om Robertson toe te ry.

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Re: Orphanage Ride, Western Cape WDs Rock!
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2008, 03:48:31 pm »
I feel so proud and privileged to be associated with this drive. Thanks all for the participation.

When I saw those children, especially the little toddlers, I keep on asking myself why....why....why. Makes me feel sad and angry at the same time.

We must definitely do it again.
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« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2008, 04:04:45 pm »
Yebo.. Like the other WD's said. This was great. Any ride to anywhere is a adventure on a bike, and doing so, and helping some unfortunate kids, makes it all the better.

Was good to see some new faces on the ride, and a special welcome to Staffie who was on his first WD ride, and in unfavorable weather as well.  ;D

Just a observation to OPERATOR:  ::)

This:

...that were involved...........we must not forgive these kids after this.

should probably read:

that were involved...........we must not forget these kids and forgive their parents, after this.  ;D
 

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« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2008, 04:49:59 pm »
Nice people, really good going there.
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« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2008, 04:57:18 pm »
Freaking ace guys! WD's are such an amazing bunch of oke's! i'm humbled. . . . .
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Re: Orphanage Ride, Western Cape WDs Rock!
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2008, 05:45:44 pm »
Well done  you Cape dogs.
You sure are an inspiration for us more to the north  ( and East).

All you other dogs and femine doggies in the arear areas, let us follow suit.  M ethinks this can become a regurly thing in each province.


Uiltjie, I really thought you had bigger eyes ( an Uil must see well).

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