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Cycle4Youth 2014  – SAP employees raise €60,000 to give children a better future

Watch  the video here

We are thrilled about the generosity of SAP – and so are our children in Uganda. Their screams of joy were that loud that I could not hear my own words anymore when I told them about your generous donation. Thank you”

Viera Liebe, Good Future and Hope Foundation

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Team Germany and Team Belgium on the road

Huge congratulations are due to the 68 road warriors who cycled a total of 2700 km from their country offices all the way to SAP Headquarters in Walldorf last week.

With the help of their country teams and supporters – families included –  they raised a total of €60,000 for the three charities supported by Cycle 4 Youth this year.

Between them the teams from the UK, France, Germany, Belgium and Italy battled the Alps, falls, pouring  rain, searing heat (yes we get that sometimes in the UK) and one unlucky rider sat in what must have been pesticide treatment on some grass one lunch stop and burnt his behind…but all made it into the peloton racing for the rainy Walldorf finishing line.

More photos and routes here on facebook

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The ride ended in a celebration ceremony in Walldorf where riders were presented with medals and the three charities were each presented with a €20,000 cheque.  A great result for a great team effort!

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The three charities supported by Cycle 4 Youth 2014

  • World Bicycle Relief
         provides bikes to students, teachers, and education workers in rural Africa. As a result, it is transforming the lives of individuals and communities.  Studies consistently show that grades and attendance rates improve after students receive bicycles.  Watch how Ethel, George and Royce are
         changing their world with the power of bicycles.
  • Good Future and Hope Foundation
         set up in 2011, supports street children and orphans in great need across the world in a simple way. By supporting their safe & long-term accommodation, food, basic medical care and schooling. Read more or donate here.
  • The Sepp Herberger Foundation
         of the German Football Association is the oldest foundation in German football, and supports social and socio-political projects related to football. In the years since its foundation in 1977, it already has invested approximately 20 million Euros. Read more.

Kristina from World Bicycle Relief receives the cheque for €20,000

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“Thank you to all cyclists for your support. We are very proud of your donation!”

The Sepp Herberger Foundation, one of the three charities to receive a cheque for €20,000

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  1. Catherine McNellan Post author

    This just in from the SAP CSR team……

    “A huge THANK YOU from us to all the riders, organisers, sponsors, and not least our 3 great charities who travelled from as far afield as Uganda to be at the arrival  – you’re our heroes and we appreciate the energy, passion and pedal power you put in to help children have a chance for a better future.

    We hope to see you again next year – same place, same race!!”

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