Thursday, October 15, 2015

Support as #ReubenRides across #Ghana fundraising for the Cleft Foundation

You might have seen #ReubenRides on social media. It's one of the coolest things happening in Ghana this year and more people need to know about this. 

On August 10th, 2015, +Reuben Griffiths Bekoe laced his sneakers, pumped on his bicycle and started to ride across Ghana to raise money for the Ghana Cleft foundation as part of his action at home for the Latitude Global Volunteering, ICS where he volunteered for 10 weeks in Cape Coast. 

His cycling tour has taken him from Tarkwa to Takoradi to Cape Coast to Accra to Ho to Tamale and he is currently in Bolga. He's been taking pictures and selfies, posting on social media throughout his journey, ridden with +Wanlov Kubolor, been on the +Joy 99.7FM Super morning show, etc, getting featured by +cecilia amoafowaa sefa on her blog, etc. Remarkably, he's been taking videofies --- taking videos of himself as he's been riding! See a video montage from his Cape Coast to Accra trip.



Love on Wheels, #ReubenRides Cape Coast to Accra
Thank you everyone for making my Cape Coast to Accra ride possible. Check out what I have for you.
Posted by Reuben Griffiths Bekoe on Monday, September 21, 2015
He is taking this challenge of his life in honour of the children who are suffering from Cleft and his late parents Gustav Ayeh Bekoe & Margret Fosua Ayeh. Each one of these special children has survived cleft SURGERY because of their positive attitude and successful surgeries by the Ghana Cleft foundation funded by generous people like you. This is his first bicycle ride across the country and first of its kind in the country, it is his most memorable ride because of the courage and strength of these doctors, family and survivors of these surgeries behind him.

He attended +Barcamp Takoradi, mentored at +Barcamp Cape Coast and attended +Barcamp Bolga as well. Along his journey, he has met and been supported by many +GhanaThink Foundation members, like +Elvis Bomasah +herbert acheampong +Mohammed Muntasir Nashiru to name a few. He will be at +Barcamp Kumasi. We are having a Twitter chat for him tomorrow to support as well using the #ReubenRides hashtag. I think I came up with this hashtag :-)

Our part is easy, all we need to do is to commit to supporting and sponsoring him. His part is a little tougher, he has committed to raising 15,000 for the Ghana Cleft foundation by completing over 15,000 km across the country no matter how long it takes. 
Please donate as generously as you can by sending your donations to the Cleft foundation ECOBANK account number (0213074414843601) Harper Rd, Kumasi or to mobile money number (+Airtel Ghana #AirtelMoney) 0263161964/ (+Tigo Ghana #TigoCash) 0571500010. You can also support and donate online via Indiegogo.

Just in case you need a little extra motivation to sponsor him, here are some few reasons Reuben shares.

ü  Attached to the letter/mail is an approved letter from the Ghana Cleft foundation
ü  You can transform my bicycle into a money machine as I raise 100 a mile.
ü  Your donation closes a gap in the mouth of a cleft child and restores a smile. J
ü   The public can access comprehensive cleft information 24 hours, 7 days a week through the Ghana Cleft Foundation information number +233-27-520-1020 and website www.ghanacleftfoundation.org
ü   You will help me achieve my long-time dream of cycling across Ghana in supporting a charity.

Let's help as #ReubenRides around Ghana.  See another video he just posted yesterday as well. 

#ReubenRidesThanks everyone for how far we've come. I'm VERY HAPPY to say we reached our GHC 1000 today. As a way to say thank you, I have this video for you. Thanks for the love, support, donations, prayers & sharing my posts. We made it together. ***Send your donations to Ecobank A/C 0213074414843601 (Kumasi branch) or Airtel money number 0263161964 / tiGO cash 0571500010 or download groupins on playstore (Contact Jessica) ★igg.me/at/GFnH-h31Zoo★
Posted by Reuben Griffiths Bekoe on Wednesday, October 14, 2015
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