Watch: Staff at a local golf estate inspired cyclists for rare diseases while making us all smile too

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A group of people were cycling to raise awareness for rare diseases so the staff at the estate came out to sing for them and keep them peddling.


Rare Diseases South Africa is running a campaign to raise funds for their cause. They are inviting people to cycle in their name at the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge. People can sign up to help raise funds on the charity’s behalf by doing a number or cycling related events.

Kate Couchman, who signed up to assist in raising funds and awareness recently spent a day cycling on a stationary bike at the Prince’s Grant Coastal Golf Estate and Lodge. Her fundraiser has already raised over 2k towards Rare Diseases overall campaign.

“My younger sister was diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease when she was 15 and her life changed in an instant. She often struggles to hold her head up, to swallow, speak and exercise is completely impossible for her. However, her spirit is wonderful and she reaches out to all those she comes across. She is truly inspirational and so every day I count my blessings as I am still able to exercise and do all the things we take for granted. I want to raise awareness for Myasthenia gravis and appreciate all my body is able to do while I still have the ability to. She is my inspiration and I just want to give back some of what she gives to others.” – Kate Couchman

Staff from the Prince’s Grant Coastal Golf Estate and Lodge came out to show their support for her cause and to inspire her to keep on peddling. They sang a beautiful song and it touched the hearts of many.

Rare Diseases South Africa is working to raise a total of R650,000.00 and so far, thanks to a number of individuals, they have raised over R21,000.00. You can follow Kate’s campaign here or find out more about the Ride4Rare campaign here.

Take a look at how the staff inspired her to keep on peddling.

Sources: Facebook / GivenGain
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