Each year, especially in the summer months, the Western Cape experiences a massive increase in fires due to the a combination of hot, dry conditions and the strong south-easterly winds.
We also have many people who still make use of unsafe cooking and heating appliances, and as a result, many children suffer burn injuries.
A group calling themselves the The Phoenix Flyers 2014 are a team of volunteer fundraisers from Australia, participating in the ABC (Action for Burns and Children) Challenge South Africa 2014, and raising money in aid of the Phoenix Burns Project.
They’re currently here in South Africa, cycling through the Southern Cape, and blogging about their experience.
Africa Melane, standing in for Kieno Kammies, spoke to Serena Home, one of the Phoenix Flyers:
How to donate:
You can contribute to their fundraising efforts by clicking this link
About the Phoenix Burns Project:
The Phoenix Burns Project,a structure of St John Relief Services based in Cape Town, was established in 2006 and promotes burn prevention and works to improve the quality of life for child burn survivors.
They work closely with the Burns Unit of the Red Cross Children’s Hospital.