Steve Bolton - Yellow and Stewart Romanis - Green

Stewart Romanis and friend Steven Bolton are cycling from Lands End, England to John o Groats, Scotland to raise R25,000 for Dementia South Africa; they have almost hit their target!


South Africa (03 July 2023) – Stewart Romanis (66) and Steven Bolton (69) are taking on a cause close to their hearts – fighting dementia in South Africa and cancer hospice in New Zealand. The friends are in the United Kingdom and have been cycling from Lands End in England to John o Groats in Scotland. This trip is a minimum of 1347km from point to point but the friends turned it into a 6-week adventure to make up for all the time they lost during the pandemic.

Both men have shared how they have been directly affected by dementia and cancer so taking on a journey like this was well worth it. They set off on the 1st of June and are just days away from arriving in John o Groats. They have been cycling from town to town along the way, making the most of the journey together.

“As much as we will have a lovely time seeing the culture, sights and sounds of the villages which we will be travelling though. Steve and I are cycling for a purpose. Steve is raising money for Cancer and I will be raising money for Dementia SA. We both have personal experiences with these horrible diseases and hoping our adventure can assist our chosen projects. “

They have put themselves and their 30-year friendship to the test and it’s going brilliantly! Stewart had initially hoped to raise R25,000 for Dementia South Africa and has reached just over R22,000 to date.

Stewart set up a crowdfund on BackaBuddy which you can support and help him get to his final goal. Steven’s cause is supporting Cancer Hospice in New Zealand and hopes to raise $1500(NZ).

The friends have laughed and joked along the way. They have enjoyed any good pints of beer, fought off the dreaded Scottish Midgies and have pushed their limits to achieve this goal. They have mere days to go. If you would like to support Stewart’s last stretch to R25,000, you can do so here. Dementia South Africa is able to provide the relevant tax certificate for your donation.

Sources: Adele Romanis – Supplied
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