An annual Golf Day is our primary fundraising event. The format allows for various levels of sponsorship and fundraising support.
JOHB also takes part in events organised by others, from affiliated organisations to corporate sponsor wellness day events .
At times we are the chosen beneficiary of community fundraising drives.
We are grateful to the people of Botswana that come together in support of our organisation and our message.
external fundraising, Benefit and awareness Events
Since title sponsor Diacore adopted the race in 2012 it has grown from 2,000 to well over 8,000 participants.
All proceeds from registration are donated to charity, including JOHB; with a MILLION Pula in 2015, 2016 and 2017 respectively. An incredible fete for and by the people of Botswana.
The Journey of Hope Botswana is based in Gaborone, on the south eastern border of the country. There are vast stretches between Gaborone and the town of Maun, situated in the north near the Okavango Delta.
We have passed through Maun on several Big Journeys and its always a pleasure. The hospitality shown to the Big Journey in Maun is unparalleled, assisting us with our talk and exam events in and around the town and beyond.
We know many people in Maun would like to be more directly involved in our organisation but the distance makes this impossible. This does not deter the people of Maun however. They are always prepared for our visits with walks arranged by the Maun Blisters for Sisters chapter and some of the most incredible fundraising events on our behalf, we have ever seen. Events that include music, dancing and entertainment, well attended by the people living there.
Another group such as this is the Maun Moonwalkers. They are 10 women who find sponsorship to walk across the Makgadikgadi salt pans, starting the walk at Midnight…. A moon walk for the Journey of Hope Botswana!
Ladies, we salute and thank you for finding a way to be a part of our organisation despite the distance between us.
A significant amount has been raised by these groups over the years and we consider them collectively a Major sponsor of our organisation.
Thank you to Maun town and the Moonwalkers!
We are regularly invited to join awareness event activities held by the Cancer Association of Botswana, in Gaborone. These events allow us to highlight and represent breast cancer awareness specifically, along side all the other cancer awareness organisations. Thank you CAB for including us and for the opportunities to work together!
Curves Gaborone hold an annual fundraising walk and breast cancer awareness event. Over the years they have become regular donors and have given the opportunity to their clients to have a breast exam and awareness talk on their premises. JOHB appreciates the support and the opportunity to reach our local community directly in this way.
The Blisters for Sisters chapters in Gaborone, Maun and Kasane have included us in many of thier walking events. They are always a lot of fun. Thank you for the generous donations we have received from this quarter.
Northside Primary school has for years included fundraising for our organisation in their final year (standard 7) activities. Their activities and events include shavathons and similar school based fundraising events as well as more ambitious sponsored walks on the far off pans in central Botswana.
The results of the efforts of the children in this school are staggering and amount to more than a million Pula in contributions so far, making them a firm major sponsor. The value of their contributions allows us to allocate the funds to both organisational and Big Journey costs, qualifying them as a logistical sponsor as well.
Not only is this program a beautiful lesson in social responsibility, it is also humbling to be the recipients of the efforts of people so young. We are eternally grateful to this school and its pupils.
A big thank you to our community of supporters
Stiletto walk 2018
Stiletto walk 2017
Ado Van Rensburg
A man on a pink bike with no gears and no suspension? 230 km off road? What is he thinking? He is riding for life!
THIS ride is dedicated to all the” behind the scene survivors” of breast cancer! The husbands and uncles and fathers, sons and brothers who are also taking part in this “ride for life”! The men who are there every peddle push along the way....
When your spouse, daughter or sister is diagnosed with breast cancer, you are forced into this world of pinkness – a world of coping with this “thing“, which you don’t understand. This “thing” that is not about you, but it affects every part of your being as you are a loving spouse or caring brother.
As a man, you try to be there, you cope and support but you have no idea what you are doing or what to say to the woman you love. What do you do?
You wear pink, you get on your bike and you start to peddle – one push at a time!
Then you meet the supporters. The doctors, nurses, preachers and friends - those “extra gears” in your race. You need to make an effort to notice them! They are not part of your situation unless you ask for help and support.
This race is dedicated to the men who are grateful for every waterhole along the way. Who are willing to take a breath, willing to cry out and to admit that you can’t do this alone!
This ride is to celebrate those men taking on this uphill challenge and to those men navigating the down hills without a suspension.
Here is to the men and supporters in pink!