Dear Friend of ZANE,
LEADING FROM THE FRONT!
Our very own Chairman, Charlie Lenegan is taking to the saddle to raise money for the forgotten old folk of Zimbabwe. Charlie, Pete Brodie and Mike Paul will undertake the massive ride through regional Western Australia. Please support them in any way you can and give generously to this worthy effort for the elderly.
With many thanks for your continued support,
Following the successful Old Legs Kayaking and Skeleton Coast Tours in Southern Africa earlier this year, a 2022 Old Legs Tour Western Australia ride is taking place in the South West of Western Australia to raise funds for pensioners in Zimbabwe who are reliant of ZANE for support.
The situation in Zimbabwe for many parts of the population has continued to deteriorate in 2022. This is particularly true for pensioners who, having lost their lifetime savings as a result of Government policies and actions over the last 40 years, now experience higher costs as well as the failure of key services (medical, electricity, water and others.) Their circumstances are worsened by the global economic conditions which have seen reductions in donor flows as well as exchange rate movements which adversely affect living costs in Zimbabwe.
The 2021 OLT WA ride was successful and raised A$24,600 for pensioners in Zimbabwe. All these funds were transferred to pensioner recipients to assist them with food, medical, accommodation and other costs. Importantly the ZANE based personnel in Zimbabwe also provide advice and support to help pensioners cope with their non-financial needs.
The 2022 OLT WA ride commences on 11 October and incorporates the Mundabiddi track from Albany to Mundaring and the Cape to Cape MTB race in South Western Australia (which will be nested between the first and second halves of the Mundabiddi ride.)
The Mundabiddi track is a world renowned off road track of 1000kms (with estimated ascent of 16,000m) and the Cape to Cape is a challenging MTB race of 169kms (with estimated ascent of 3,137m.) in the Margaret River region. The principal riders for 2022 OLT WA are Pete Brodie, Mike Paul and Charlie Lenegan.
The primary purpose of the OLT ride is to raise funds for ZANE programmes to support Zimbabwe pensioners. Strict controls are in place to track donations from receipt through to use in specific programmes for individual pensioners.
Donations to ZANE Australia are tax deductible in Australia. Donations should be identified as OLT WA payments and may nominate a rider. Details of the name of the donor, whilst not required, will assist in tracking funds flows and enabling ZANE acknowledgement of the contribution.
The preferred process involves payments to a ZANE account as this avoids third party costs and ensures timely transfer to the recipients in Zimbabwe. Payments can be made to:
⦁ Australia: ZANE Australia, Westpac Account BSB 032-023 A/C 305217
⦁ South Africa: Old Legs Cycle Tour, Absa Bank 9355070826
⦁ UK: ZANE, National Westminster Bank, IBAN GB39NWBK60730118619231
⦁ Donors may prefer to donate through Go Fund Me – This can also be done but there will be charges and receipts may be delayed.
Progress of the ride will be provided on this Facebook page to track progress and highlight interesting experiences, observations or events.
* Names and images may have been changed for privacy reasons
If you are already a ZANE donor, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. If you are not a donor but would like to be, please follow the link below and know that every donation, however big or small, goes directly to where it is most needed. If you would like to help but can’t donate, please join the ZANE family and ‘like’ or ‘share’ our posts or write us a Google review – every positive step helps spread the word about the life changing work ZANE does.
Thank you – Nicky Passaportis ZANE Australia
Please donate to support pensioners struggling to survive in Zimbabwe
Any assistance is greatly appreciated and goes a long way to giving our pensioners a better quality of life and lift the pressure of money worries which is very debilitating emotionally.
(Donations made to ZANE in Australia, are tax-deductible)