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March 22, 2017

A decade of grace

  Distance For Difference was founded early in 2005 as a response to the broadcasting of images of total devastation and people in need after the Asian Tsunami of 26 December 2004. Stéphan Pieterse asked a question… What can I do to make a difference in this broken world? A world often without hope and without answers to the hardship

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Making a difference transforms founder of D4D

For Stéphan Pieterse, chief people officer at Pragma, a father of three girls, a Paul Roos Gymnasium and Stellenbosch University alumni, a Somerset West resident and founder of Distance for Difference (D4D), the inspiration came from footage of the Asian tsunami in December 2004. “After seeing it, I asked myself what I can do to make a difference in this

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February 21, 2017

Wings for angels

Distance for Difference (D4D) recently donated R50 000 to Little Angels Daycare and Rehabilitation Centre, a residential home for children and youths in the Helderberg area who are disabled, particularly through cerebral palsy. The donation was made possible through D4D bi-annual cycling event, THE500, held last October at the Lord Charles Hotel. Little Angels (LA) is the latest beneficiary of

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Young champ’s potential realised with faith and support

Daniel Frank, a Grade 11 pupil at the prestigious and tradition-rich Paul Roos Gymnasium, is a champion chess player, achieving his colours as a Western Province player and winning several awards. Besides excelling in chess, Daniel excels at school, where he stays in residence during the week. His story is one of hope. Daniel has been under the foster care

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The longest ride…

Since 2005 I’ve been privileged to be part of an organisation called Distance For Difference (D4D). Through sports, our athletes raise funds for organisations working with children in need. D4D has a board of seven directors who responsibly consider applications for funding and then decide on the distribution of the funds being raised through our athletes. All this work is

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