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The Recovery Foundation approached their third 947 Cycle Challenge with huge enthusiasm and a large, diverse and passionate team of cyclists. The Recovery Foundation had 56 cyclists riding for the cause, an impressive increase from last year’s team of 38. The main goal of the team was to ride to raise funds to help people with substance abuse issues gain access to treatment. This article will take a look behind the scenes of the...

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On 3 August 2019, football teams such as the Plaashuisen Warriors and Atletico Madrid hit the pitch for some good, clean fun in an indoor tournament at Fives Futbol in Menlyn Park. The Recovery Foundation’s vision for the Football Fundraiser was to give recovering addicts the opportunity to meet new people and play a team sport while raising funds to give people the chance to recover from addiction. The Recovery Foundation strives to...

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The Iron Man and Steel Magnolia

The Iron Man and Steel Magnolia


Posted By on Jul 9, 2019

IRONMAN 70.3: Raising funds to break the stigma of addiction   On Sunday 2 June, Roberto Ferreira and Julia Clucas set out to do the seemingly impossible: the Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3, held in Durban, South Africa. For most people, the idea of taking on the IRONMAN event would be extremely daunting. The IRONMAN first began in 1978 in Hawaii when a naval officer and his wife issued a challenge that combined the three toughest...

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Addiction doesn’t discriminate. It’s a problem that affects the homeless, the poor, the working class, the rich, and the famous. It casts its net far and wide and doesn’t care about a person’s circumstances. This can be seen in the story of Charl K. Charl had a bordering-on-normal home life. He was brought up by his stepdad and mum and in primary school, he was everyone’s friend. He played rugby from Grade One to Grade Seven at school...

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The Recovery Foundation Cycle Team members were filled with excitement and nervous energy in the lead up to the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge. This was most obvious on the evening before the 947 Cycle Challenge, when The Recovery Foundation Cycle Team members all joined together for a pre-race carbo-load dinner at the Piatto Restaurant in Carlswald Centre, Midrand on 17 November at 17:00. The night before the 947 Cycle Challenge The...

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The Recovery Foundation NPO fights to break the stigma of chemical dependency, and help maladjusted people to reintegrate and reconnect with society. The NPO emphasises the importance of connection and purpose. The Foundation believes that through fostering an individual’s passion for sports, cultural activities and other healthy outlets, disconnected people with chemical dependency issues may overcome their circumstances and find a...

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