By Toni Erasmus

The 46th Cape Town Cycle Tour perfectly expresses how driven we are to save lives. This year, six of our staff and six donors participated and proudly saddled up to support our cause by raising awareness for blood donation.

Throughout the cycle tour, we witnessed that achieving collective success requires effort, teamwork, and support. In the same way, we are determined to work together daily to enable our donors to donate blood and save lives. We also know we cannot do this life-saving work without our donors; therefore, we are grateful.

Thank you to our staff volunteers who brought the ‘gees’ and supported our amazing cycle team on the day!

Meet our WCBS Team:

Cape Town Cycle Tour Western Cape Blood Service

The following donors won an entry to join our WCBS cycling team, by entering an online social media competition, Golam Sonday, Nazeema Moos, Paul Thompson, Simone Erwee, Paul Louw and Eurika Goosen. We’ve asked a few of them why they wanted to cycle for us, and this is what they said:

Blood Donor Simone at the Cape Town Cycle Tour

Simone Erwee says, “I have been donating blood since the age of 16, and my main motivation has always been to assist people and families in desperate need of blood. Being blessed with the ability to donate blood, I can bring joy and hope by potentially saving someone’s life. I aspire to inspire and encourage others to support blood donation services through this selfless act.”

Blood donor Paul Thompson at the Cape Town Cycle Tour

Paul Thompson says, “I donate blood because knowing that I can save a life makes my life worth living for because life is short; it’s better to give than to receive.”

Goolam Sonday says, “I have been donating blood since my varsity days. I continue donating because I know the few minutes spent at the donation centre can save three lives. This is truly a rewarding feeling. I am honoured to represent the WCBS this year at the Cape Town Cycle Tour – the world’s biggest timed cycling event.”