A family member of ours recently decided to take part in fitness competitions, as health and fitness is his biggest passion in life. While taking part in The Conrad Nagel Extreme Classics competition, his second competition ever, he placed 2nd from 200 participants.
A couple of days later he got a letter inviting him to take part in the Bodypower Fitness Championships in Birmingham, UK from the 13th to the 15th of May. With little over a month, he has to raise R30,000 ($2,170) just to cover his expenses.
Being one of only 25 people that got chosen to participate, it's needless to say that it is the biggest dream of his to represent himself and his country at such a prestigious event. With our currency being so poor, it is a very expensive dream. He has gone through enormous financial struggles during the last month, leaving him unable to pay even a quarter of this trip.
He is such a humble, grateful person, and I can say from the bottom of my heart no one will appreciate this opportunity more. He is the most dedicated athlete, never straying from his eating and exercise regime, he never misses a day out of his program, but we need help to fund this dream of his and we are left with very limited time.
The application for his VISA closes on the 20th, and the plane ticket, which is R10,000 needs to be bought as soon as possible too.
We humbly ask for any contribution, no matter how big or small. We really want to help him reach his dreams.