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Thuso Mandela Cycle Ride

Thuso is organising its first Mandela Sponsored Cycleride on Sunday 20 July. Leaving from Walthamstow at 10am it will include 10, 20 and 40 mile options.This year we are celebrating 20 years of Freedom in South Africa, with South Africa’s first free and fair elections taking place in 1994, after decades of anti-apartheid activities. Nelson Mandela was elected President, and his Birthday would have been the 18 July. For many years July was a focus for activities, like the two Mandela Concerts at Wembley Stadium, and also cycle-rides.

The departure will at 10am from outside 37 Grosvenor Park Road, London E17 9PD; many of you know this as the venue for the annual Thuso Garden Party. Cllr Terry Wheeler, the Mayor of Waltham Forest, and Mmapula Tladi-Small, the Chair of Thuso, will be there amongst others for the send off. The cyclists will then set off towards Chingford, High Beach and North Weald, on forest tracks, and minor roads into Essex, before returning to Walthamstow. It promises to be a most pleasant ride, and cyclists can still join the ride. The Sponsorship Form and flyer are available by clicking on the links.

The Cycleride will be supporting the charity’s new appeal to provide lamps to the children and families we support at schools in South Africa– because children without light can’t study! Help us bring solar lamps to South Africa!
By sponsoring, making a donation or becoming a cyclist you can play a part. £7.50 pays for a study light, £15 for a family lantern and £35 for a solar lantern and mobile charger.

To take part in the cycle ride contact Gerard on [insert_php]mailto(“”);[/insert_php] or 07931 337202. To sponsor cyclists use the donations facility on the website.

If you would like to print out a flyer, you can download it here (PDF).

If you would like to print out the sponsorship form, you can download it here (Word doc).

Gerard Omasta-Milsom, 37 Grosvenor Park Road, London E17 9PD
020 8521 0523



Come to our stall at 11 Church Road, on Saturday 12th October (near the Apply day event)

We are having a stall in the front garden of 11 Church Rd on SATURDAY 12th OCTOBER , very close to Vestry House Museum where they are having their APPLE DAY on the same day.

We shall be open from 10am. – 4pm.

Come and choose your Xmas presents early! We shall have the South African jewellery and some silver plate items as well as the usual plants, cards,jams etc.


The Walthamstow Farmers’ Market have agreed to have a Thuso house and garden plant stall on a Sunday on the Town Square.

So, as from Sunday September 30th from 10am to 2pm we will be up and running again following the termination of our pitch on the Arcade site. During the Autumn we’ll have monthly stalls – depending on the weather – and more frequently during next Spring and Summer. The Farmer’s Market Manager visited our “nursery” today for inspection and confirmation of their decision. In the photo are, left to right, Tania Collins: Thuso Treasurer, Cheryl Cohen, London Farmers’ Market Manager, and Felicity Weitzel: Thuso Secretary.

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