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Grandma cyclists do it for Africa

While bake sales and homemade quilts might be enough for some grandmothers, a group of Victoria seniors are taking active fundraising to a new level.

The seventh annual Victoria Grandmothers for Africa long distance cycling event takes place Sept. 6 to 8 between Campbell River and Victoria.

About 30 grandmothers and five support staff will make the 275-kilometre journey to help raise money for the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.

The campaign sends much-needed supplies to women in African countries who are taking care of orphaned grandchildren. To date, local grandmas and their supporters have raised over $228,000.

For more information, visit victoriagrandmothersforafrica.ca. To donate to the cause, visit grandmotherscampaign.org.

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