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Planting for Health

Planting for Health - Tour de Burn - Precious Tree Project

While much has halted or slowed down in our world since lockdown, raising funds to assist the regenerative growth of our natural endemic forests continues and it’s importance to do so is more apparent in light of the health challenges facing the national and global community.

Dr Jon Morley’s vision to plant out 5000 indigenous trees: Instead of kickstarting the cycle event with a 500 km cycle to Afrika Burn this month, he will be hosting a cycling event every 2 months and close off his fundraiser with a cycle to the new Afrika Burn venue in May 2021.

Watch this space for details on Dr Jon’s cycling antics, and if you would like to sponsor his initiative click on this link or you can support his Backabuddy crowdfunding platform at https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/precious-tree.

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Playing for Trees – thriVe Beach Volleyball Challenge 2019 Fundraising Event

Playing for Trees – thriVe Beach Volleyball Challenge December 2019 Fundraising Event - Precious Tree Project
Playing for Trees – thriVe Beach Volleyball Challenge December 2019 Fundraising Event - Precious Tree Project

Playing to plant indigenous trees

The third annual beach volleyball team challenge, co-ordinated by thriVe to raise funds for Precious Tree Project, was held on the 27th of December on Leentjies Klip Beach in Wilderness.

The region had been experiencing more than usual windy conditions for many weeks prior to the event, and while paragliding enthusiasts generally benefit a whole lot from these windy conditions, they are not favourable for beach volleyball and the possibility of needing to postpone the event existed. On the day though, conditions were perfect for a full day of uninterrupted volleyball.

A big thank you to:

Beach House Backpackers for hosting our Prize Giving and always making our experience so enjoyable.

Robin Auld & Wendy Oldfield for sponsoring CD’s as part of the prizes awarded on the day.

SPAR Wilderness for donating the prizes for the winning team (a picnic basket for two for each of the winning team members) and who have subsequently elected to sponsor this event every year.

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Playing For Trees – thrive Beach Volleyball Challenge 2018 Fundraising Event

For the past two years, thriVe, hand in hand with Precious Tree Project (PTP), has put on a local VOLLEYBALL challenge, specifically geared to raise funds to plant out indigenous trees along the Garden Route, and regrow mini endemic forest areas. This was our second year running and its growing popularity here in Wilderness has put it on the Garden Route map as an annual fundraising event for PTP.

This year at our annual Beach Volleyball Challenge at Leentjies Klip Beach, there were more enthusiastic individuals signing up to Play for Trees, more sponsorships, more donations, and a whole lot of fun! So, taking it to the next level… we’re entering a PTP Team next year! See you there!

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Thank you to our local sponsor Eden Adventures for donating the winning prize: a full day trip canoeing along our beautiful Touw River.

thriVe Beach Volleyball Challenge 2018

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Playing for Trees – thriVe Beach Volleyball and Sand Castle Challenge 2017 Fundraising Event

Playing for Trees - thriVe Beach Volleyball and Sand Castle Challenge 2017 Fundraising Event - Precious Tree Project

Co-ordinated and put together by thriVe, this volleyball event at Leentjies Klip is the first of what is to become an annual sporting challenge here in Wilderness.

Playing for trees” was a truly fun way of raising money for Precious Tree Project – in the glorious summertime season – and we got to do it on the beach! Look out for next year’s event, same time, same place!