In an effort to prove you can’t keep an old Volla down, a 1972 VW Beetle called Boikanyo Bug set off on 14 July on a 14 500km journey from Johannesburg to Romania for a good cause. The adventure is all part of an effort by Round Table Golden East 181 to raise funds and awareness for NGO the Boikanyo Foundation, which provides funding for life-saving heart surgeries for children in Southern Africa. To date, the foundation has raised R13.4m to fund more than 100 open-heart surgeries. Over the course of its journey, the Boikanyo Bug will cross 12 countries and make several stops, spreading the word about the foundation as it tries to raise funds along the way. All going to plan, the outfit will reach Romania before 24 August where they will attend the Round Table International World Meeting, giving the opportunity to engage with more than 2 000 Round Table chapters from around the world and subsequently raise some more much-needed funds.

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