Bike for Africa
Every two years, b.foundation for Africa, Brussels Airlines' Social Responsabiliy Programme created in 2010, organizes "Bike for Africa", a truly exceptional trip by mountainbike through an African country for Brussels Airlines employees and corporate partners, raising funds for the good cause.
The 2014 edition brought the participants to Uganda and raised € 140.000 for humanitarian projects. The bulk of this money, quite fittingly, went to a local charity, but another part was donated to United Fund for Belgium.
The funds were used to purchase a set of bikes for 'Les Sentiers' in Brussels (a home for children faced with family problems) and adapted bikes for the disabled residents of 'De Engelbewaarder' in Aartrijke.
When taking into account not only the direct gift from b.foundation, but also the contributions from the participants and their sponsors, the event yielded an impressive total of € 22.000. It goes without saying that we at UFB look forward to the 2016 edition!