Adventures for Love is a group of ladies who love an adventure, some fun and a glass of wine but they enjoy raising money for good causes while having fun.
Shortly after turning 40 one of the group decided she needed to do something different with her life and Jenny Flowerdew Reid and Desiree Morehen Friend climbed Kilimanjaro. This created a whole new lifestyle for them both and the following year they embarked on a breast cancer project and walked the Great Wall of China and here they met Heather Maine, Michelle Diesel, Viv Theron and Sue Stockenstrom. Jenny and Des also raised money for projects related to children – School of Achievement and Clouddog.
Adventure was now eating away at them and the following year Heather, Sue and Jenny did Maccha Pichu and raised money for School of Achievement and Hospice East Rand.
In 2012 six ladies raised almost R100 000 for the Conservation of Lower Zambezi and Edith Phillips, Carine Fraser, Michelle Diesel, Lyz Meistre, Sandra Venter and Jenny canoed almost 100km down the Zambezi River. The funds raised were used as a depost for a new vehicle which is currently used in many anti-poaching operations.
In 2013 eight ladies – Carine Fraser, Heather Maine, Sonya Skipp, Vanessa Hall, Colette Reid, Jacqui Becker, Annette and Jenny did 101km Walk through the Namaqualand Desert experiencing one of the world’s natural wonders – the Namaqualand Daises.
2014 saw Carine Fraser and Jenny Reid climb to Poon Hill in the Himalayas and many of the girls experiencing a local wine sipping and tasting experience with Eco Ventures.
2015 has seen the girls experience Sutherland in winter and now when the ladies walk they support local charities in the area.
2016 saw some ladies doing 200km of the Camino in Spain and the local adventure was a wine and whale walk in the Western Cape. Fundraising efforts were used for Abraham Kriel, Huis Bethlehem, Little Angels, assisting with the building of a library and homework centre in Cosmo City, Ventersdorp Old Age Home as well as the Bavumeleni Creche in Khayelitsha.
2017 has brought the ladies doing the Boksburg CANSA Relay for Life and projects will include Abraham Kriel, Ventersdorp Old Age Home, the Cosmo City library and homework centre as many community projects in the Dullstroom area. Our adventure in 2017 will be an amazing race in the Dullstroom region.