Since December 2010, Garth Lezard, a local photographic journalist and super cycling rugby fan, has been to 24 countries, 6 continents and met over 16 super rugby teams all on a bicycle, in order to raise funds and create awareness for the Cheshire Disability Homes and Services.
Having taken on this epic adventure alone and unassisted with a number of highs and lows during his journey, Lezard has finally arrived home! For him, his first memorable highlight of the trip, was making the front page of a South American newspaper and only then realised that his quest to raise funds and create awareness of the charity had become a reality!
Arriving at uShaka Marine World on Wednesday, September 17th as his last stop of his epic journey, he was moved by the staff and residents from the Queensburgh Cheshire Home who came out to thank him unconditionally on his achievements over the last two years and for supporting them.
Lezard was very emotional upon his arrival at uShaka, and humbly acknowledged the reception he received. “This experience has made me truly grateful to the people I have met on this incredible journey,” he said.
His intentions for the future is to keep on raising funds and one day wishes to establish a school in Durban for disabled disadvantaged children.
For those who want to donate and contribute to this cause, please contact this super cycling rugby fan on 076 223 0131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A big welcome home to our own “super hero”!