Having worked and contributed to charity for over 19 years, Zelda’s charity work is now focused solely on her role as Patron for the 1st for Women Foundation and giving back during the annual International Nelson Mandela day. As a convener of Bikers for Mandela Day Zelda leads a group of motorbike riders across the country around Mandela day to demonstrate to the public what can be done within your own community to make a difference and change the world, step by step. They encourage people, enhancing their social interest (eg motorbike riding) to find ways of honouring Mandela day by dedicating 67 minutes at charity projects where they work.
Because of her schedule Zelda is unfortunately not in a position to support charity projects outside of the scope of the above organisations.
Details of Zelda’s 5th annual Bikers for Mandela day of 2015 to be announced soon. Check social media and this website for details.
Bikers for Nelson Mandela Day Background
Mandela Day is a call to action by individuals, for people everywhere to take responsibility for changing the world into a better place as Nelson Mandela has done for more than 67 years.
To become part of the Mandela Day Movement, it is required that an action which helps change the lives of people for the better is implemented. To ensure that their actions have lasting benefits, they should with and within communities, always strive to leave behind not only physical changes but also a sense of empowerment, helping to build pride among those communities so that they can take charge of their destinies and change their circumstances. The cumulative actions of people, even if one small step at a time, can become a transformative momentum.
For the past 5 years Zelda la Grange has put together a group of Bikers annually with support from sponsors like BMW, 1st for Women, Absa, and others as well as media partners to spread the message of Mandela day.
Areas visited between 2010 and 2014 where work was conducted by the bikers at projects include: Bloemfontein, Brandfordt, Barrydale, De Rust, Montagu, Khayelitsha, Mbombela, Harrismith, Graskop, Josini, Ventersdorp, Belfast, Bergville, Howick, Shakaland, Qunu, Mt Frere, Aliwal North, Mahikeng, Zastron, Clocolan, Galeshewe, Botswana, Haziview, Midrand, Diepsloot. A variety of tasks are undertaken from working in a soup kitchen to fixing centres where abused women and children are housed among a variety of other tasks.
Bikers for Mandela Day 2014
Bikers for Mandela Day 2013