Western Cape Based Reach for a Dream ChildReach For A Dream is a non-profit foundation that represents hope to children between the ages of three and eighteen fighting life threatening illnesses. The NPO has a national presence and been around for 33 years since the first dream came true in July 1988.
They run several projects annually where people can get involved by either volunteering or donating to make a dream come true. Grant Lottering got involved this year and set himself a 48-hour target in his Cross Cape Im’possible Dream Tour or #DGdreamtour.
The 835km non-stop tour from Plettenberg Bay to Stellenbosch was in aid of 34 Reach For A Dream children. Grant founded the Im’possible tours in 2013 after a cycling accident left him in 4 months of recovery and being advised that riding a bike again would be impossible.

The route included some of the Western Cape’s best scenery. The Cross Cape and Karoo Crossing Cape Cycle Routes, the coastal Garden Route, the Klein Karoo, Swartberg Pass, Overberg, and the Cape Winelands in Stellenbosch all formed part of Grant’s cycling journey.

The tour was made possible by the Western Cape Growth Agency, Mercedes-Benz South Africa, and CompCare Medical Scheme. 
Geared up with everything he needed, Grant set out on 15 January. He managed to finish the tour in only 38 hours under conditions of extreme heat with temperatures reaching 35 degrees in Knysna. All while only napping twice for 20 minutes each.
A near collision occurred with an aardvark just before reaching Meiringspoort only to find that the Swartberg Pass is closed due to flash floods. In order to finish, Grant had to take on an additional elevation of 1200m in the detour. Nonetheless he arrived at around noon on 17 January at Waterford Estate completing the Reach For Dream Im’possible Dream Tour successfully.

As a result of the harsh conditions and the terrain, Grant acknowledged that this was his hardest Im'possible Tour so far. You can still donate to this project with the Reach For Dream Foundation by following this link ReachForADream.org.za/projects/dg-dream-tour.
Other projects include In Good Company by artist Marc-Gregory showcasing 32 South Africans following their dreams and inspiring others to do the same. The annual Dream Raffle where participants stand a chance to win prizes every year by simply purchasing a raffle ticket. The Dream Room project aims to make space in hospitals for children to go be children, equipped with educational games and creative crafts.

So far 19 Dream Rooms have been opened in hospitals around the country The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town.

By far the biggest annual fundraising project will launch on the 6 of March 2022, known fondly by all South Africans as Slipper Day. Get a free Wimpy Coffee with every supporter sticker purchased on Slipper Day. You can also grab a new pair of slippers from the Reach For A Dream shop here ReachForADream.org.za/Shop.
Supporter stickers can be purchased at any of the retail supporters of Reach For A Dream including Dis-Chem, Pic n Pay, Baby City, and Wimpy.

Let’s all help make some dreams come true.