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Carrick Wealth together with Signature of Hope Trust, launches its #StandUp campaign today. The aim of the campaign is to mobilise South Africans to stand up and be counted and assist with changing the lives of millions of children across Africa by donating funds towards the three beneficiaries of Chris Bertish’s SUP Crossing expedition – to build schools, provide meals and create smiles.

Chris Bertish is currently completing the groundbreaking SUP Crossing, the main objective of which, is to cross the Atlantic Ocean on a stand-up paddle board, solo and unsupported to redefine what’s possible and to create a sustainable legacy by raising funds for: Signature of Hope Trust, Operation Smile SA and The LunchBox Fund. With a target of raising over 20 million rand, the goal is to make the entire project a completely self-sustainable initiative via an Annuity fund specifically set up and managed by the Carrick Wealth Investment Committee to establish recurring income for the beneficiaries. Working in conjunction with the beneficiaries, funds will be released on a regular basis, balancing operational requirements with capital protection.The #StandUp campaign has been created to not only assist Chris in reaching his goal, but to encourage the public to stand up and show support to these worthy causes. The idea is to get people to create their own personalised #StandUP sign or poster and then post a photo of it to social media, with the status “I #StandUp for #TheSupCrossing”, and include a short motivation why and then motivating their followers to like, share and donate to The Sup Crossing initiative.

How to donate:
· SMS STANDUP to 42146
· SMS costs R30 each
· Network fees apply and no free SMS applicable
· Funds donated will go directly towards to The SUP Crossing beneficiaries

“We commend Chris for being an inspiration to all. He is a remarkable, skilled adventurer and motivator, and like him, we too, believe that nothing is impossible. The SUP Crossing is “Performance with a Purpose” and this concept emulates what Carrick Wealth stands for. As a company, we seek to achieve results without compromising our company and personal values. We are really excited to be supporting the #StandUp campaign and Standing Up with Chris and his commitment to raising millions that will provide help to at-risk and vulnerable children in Africa.” explains Craig Featherby, Chief Executive Officer at Carrick Wealth.

Chris has already completed over two-thirds of the journey with less than 20 days left. He began his voyage on 6 December 2016 from the mainland of Agadir, Morocco, traveling southwesterly past the Canary Islands. He will finish in Antigua, one of the leeward islands of the Caribbean in mid-March. The entire SUP Crossing journey will take Bertish across just short of 4 000 miles of Open Ocean, traveling the equivalent of over a marathon a day for over 90 days straight.

#StandUp for #TheSUPCrossing alongside Carrick Wealth and Chris Bertish and share The SUP Crossing initiative with the world to raise funds and change the lives of millions of children across the African continent.

For more info on the #StandUp campaign visit the Signature of Hope Trust website:

For more details on Chris Bertish visit the following channels:
· Website:
· Twitter: @chris_bertish
· Instagram:
· Facebook:
· YouTube:

Carrick Wealth Website:
· Facebook:
· Twitter:
· YouTube:

Confirmed campaign hashtags:
· #StandUp
· #TheSUPCrossing
· #CarrickWealth
· #SignatureOfHopeTrust
· #OperationSmileSA
· #TheLunchboxFund

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