Skitterblink Franchisees collaborates to raise funds for a Day Care Centre.


Soshanguve, Tshwane – On Sunday morning, 21 May 2017, 06:00, Skitterblink and local BNI businesses from the BNI Pinnacle Chapter joined forces to create an event that would be remembered for a long time. Well, at least for two adventurous and enthusiastic cyclers as well as the Nomangezi Day Care Centre. As a fundraising project for the Day Care Centre Christiaan Jansen, current President of the BNI Pinnacle Chapter in Tshwane, together with a close friend, Jacques du Toit, decided to engage on a courageous bicycle journey of 1809km to Cape Town.

Christiaan Jansen and Jacques du Toit ready to start the 1809km cycle to Cape Town

Christiaan Jansen and Jacques du Toit ready to start the 1809km cycle to Cape Town

As a Social Responsibility and Development project and through the dedication and initiative of Mr Iaan van Niekerk, CEO of Skitterblink Cleaning Services and a member of BNI Pinnacle, this idea all started in November 2016 when all Franchisees club together to deliver all sorts of bare necessities for the day care centre. The Pinnacle Chapter decided to join the club and to adopt and support the Nomangezi Day Care Centre in March 2017, managed by Mrs Thandi Mamphangindawo and her mother, Iris.  A Fun Walk was held to raise funds for the day care centre, with a positive outcome of nearly R5000.

Many of the Skitterblink Franchisees and BNI Pinnacle members visited the small day care center in Block Y, Soshanguve, during the Fun Walk event, and realized much more funds are needed for bare necessities. And so the idea of a cycle tour was born in Christiaan. Christiaan and Jacques’s aim is to raise funds for this project through per kilometer sponsorships from businesses and individuals. Sponsorships of anything from 10 cents to R10 per kilometer are welcome. On the kick-off date (21/05/2017) they already had sponsors to the value of R6.00 per kilometer secured.

As Skitterblink, we challenge other any business of individual to become involved by sponsoring the cycling fund raiser, either as business or as an individual. The money will be professionally managed and be used for flooring, curtains, educational materials, furniture, healthy food and allowances for the volunteer day care helpers.

We wish Christiaan and Jacques the best of luck on their 15 day journey, at an average of 120km per day, to reach Cape Town on the 4th of June. They will have to endure and withstand many physical obstacles. This is a true and real-life example of ‘giver’s gain’ – giving a lot physically, to gain for the Nomangezi Day Care Center.

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It’s the commitment our franchisees have to give back to society that makes Skitterblink one of the most successful cleaning franchise businesses in South Africa. The fact that so many businesses in our society contributes and having fun while doing it, demonstrates that we are a society that still cares.

Skitterblink Midstream Franchise: Bets van Niekerk

Skitterblink Midstream Franchise: Bets van Niekerk

If you which to learn more or to make a contribution, please contact Iaan van Niekerk on 0828511546 or .


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Iaan van Niekerk

082 851 1546