Working up a sweat for a good cause


The Tour de Office initiative promotes healthy living, at the same time raising awareness and funds for causes in need. Teams from different companies square off in a 5-day biking challenge. This year, Quirk chose Symphonia for South Africa as the recipient of the funds raised and to increase awareness about the Partners for Possibility Programme, a ground-breaking initiative for leadership development for school Principals. Quirk's valiant match-up raised over R35 000. A feat welcomed by Symphonia for South Africa.

Recognised as the Best Digital Agency in South Africa at Financial Mail's AdFocus Awards 2012, Quirk is a “marketing agency born digital” where learning and innovation is making waves in the creative and technological marketing industry.  Between 15 – 19 July, the bodacious bikers from Quirk were allocated 19-minute slots during which they pedalled to support quality education for all children in South Africa.

What transpired was an inspiring competition between Quirk Cape Town and Open Box Software.  The challenge did not take place across tarmacs or biking trails but on stationary exercise bikes, with both teams of resolute bikers committing each push of the peddle to a worthy cause.

The performance from Quirk’s “Lumo 80’s” team was so impactful that the following was said on twitter:

“Some inspiring performances from all at @quirkagency during #TourDeOfficeZA this week, really enjoyed motivating everyone” @James_Medcalf

Symphonia for South Africa is thankful to the Quirk team for demonstrating active citizenship and for contributing to a better education for South Africa’s youth.


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