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For some time I have wanted to contribute to the campaign to stop shale gas mining (fracking) in the Karoo.
While walking the 800 km Camino Frances route recently, the idea came to do a walk in the proposed Karoo fracking area to raise money for the work of the TREASURE THE KAROO ACTION GROUP (TKAG), and to walk my love for the land. However as distances are vast in South Africa I thought to do something small, namely to walk from Graaff Reinet to Nieu Bethesda, a distance of 65 km that can be walked in three days. I thought of those two towns not only because the distance is short, but because Graaff Reinet was the home of my children's paternal family for several generations, and the name Nieu Bethesda means 'place of flowing water' and is associated biblically with healing.
I am writing to ask two things. Firstly to invite anyone who would like to walk with me. We will be staying overnight with farmers in the area who have very kindly offered accommodation for seven or eight people. I would love to have the companionship and shared intent of others who support the Karoo, please let me know if you would like to join me (dates and distances given below). My number is 082-4003002 and email firstname.lastname@example.org
The second and heartfelt request is for sponsorship, big or small, to raise money to support the TREASURE THE KAROO ACTION GROUP in their campaign to stop shale gas mining in South Africa. All money raised will go directly into the TKAG account (details below). I am more grateful than I can say to those who have poured time and personal resources into working to protect the Karoo on behalf of us all. With the walk I hope to raise money so that they may continue to do so.
Please email TKAG proof of payment with the reference 'TKAG Walk', and email details to email@example.com to be thanked appropriately.
Click here or make a direct donation to:
TKAG Trust account • Account Number: 072072849
Standard Bank, Fishoek • Branch Code: 051001
Please email proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you sincerely for any support.
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