After the success of 2015ʼs inaugural event,The Waterberg Trust (TWT) has organised the second annual Waterberg Challenge Ride to take place in March 2016 hosted this year by Ants Nest and guided by Ant Baber.
This exciting event held to raise funds for various Waterberg projects involves 12 experienced riders riding across over 200km of the Waterberg wilderness in 6 days. This year's route will cover Ants Nest, Kwalata, Lapalala and Jembisa.
Funds raised from this yearʼs event will be going to Save The Waterberg Rhino and other TWT supported projects including the sponsorship of 100 local underpriveleged children to attend The Lapalala Wilderness School.
The first event hosted by Horizon routed over Koshari, Lindani, Horizon, Ants, and Jembisa, thanks to support from Dean van Heerden, Shane Dowinton, David Baber, Charles Whitbread and Ant Baber.
Projects that TWT are currently supporting in the Waterberg are: HIV/Aids programme support, a two year nurse training and two year after school club at WWS. This includes the rental of a house in Vaalwater for the homework facility, Supporting the Northern Education Trust , including sponsorship of a Waterberg student through accounting studies at Pretoria University. Funding of vital equipment, such as radio and metal detector, for the police officer dedicated to working with rhino poaching incidents in the Waterberg, through Save the Waterberg Rhino and supporting Lethabo kids club in Leseding with funds for their ʻBack to schoolʼ programme during this month, providing school uniforms,etc.
Being a UK registered charity TWT are able to access grants that are not available directly to South African registered NPOs and is also able to make some donations more valuable by claiming 25% gift aid on funds.