Updated: Jun 5, 2020
From the Oldest Philippine Walls to the British Embassy Halls Joined in Compassion
We have the Will and the Way
Two Countries, One Goal
Two Island Countries, One Shared
Pedalling for People during COVID-19
On Friday, the 29th of May, the end of week 11 of lock down in the National Capital Region, Fiona Malca and Andy Malpass took to the streets at dawn to cycle a very topical 19 kilometers from Intramuros to the Gates of the British Embassy in Taguig.
There were five stops along the way to raise funds for each of the 5 charities that were represented during the Pedal Power Manila ride. First stop was the Pandiman Building in Intramuros for the Philippine British Association and the two charities the PBA supports:- :Vulnerable British Nationals in the Philippines and Save the Children. The Save the Children stop was in Luneta Park.
Then it was on to the Propeller Club stop in Leon Guinto, where the cadets sponsored by the Club were ready and waiting for the bikers to arrive. President of the Propeller Club, David Reynolds was on hand for the 6:00am scheduled arrival at the Salvation Army Church.
From there to the Monument to the Unidentified Seafarer on Roxas Boulevard, which was the arranged stop on behalf of the Sailors' Society. As Ambassadors for the Sailors' Society, Manila Chapter, Fiona and Andy have represented the Society here in the Philippines, together with other colleagues in the Maritime Industry who were in full support of the fundraiser.
Next, it was on to Corinthian Towers in Legaspi Village, Makati, on behalf of the Manila Club. President of the Club, David Reynolds, was on hand once again to meet Fiona and Andy upon their arrival at 7:00am. On the way there, they passed by for a stop at a British Women's Association members apartment to drop birthday cards and flowers. For the entire duration of the ride, Fiona and Andy wore a variety of masks made by the BWA for the 10 charities that the BWA supports..
From there, on to Twin Towers Condominium in Makati where Co-founder and Chairman of Pandiman Philippines, Janet Clemo, was waiting with a much needed cup of tea for the two riders!
On to the final destination, the British Embassy in Taguig, assisting the Philippine British Association with identifying vulnerable British Nationals in need within the Philippines. Consul Martin O'Neill and Vicky Bates were there to welcome the riders and David Reynolds in full support, as President of the Philippine British Association.
It was a very pleasant and enjoyable charity fundraiser and certainly one we hope to repeat next year!