Another year and another amazing Great Ocean rd trip. Over $198,000 has been raised for ADRA, Compassion, Botswana Orphan project and the Fred Hollows foundation. We had such fantastic feedback from riders. Check out what the riders said.
Check out the video from the Great Ocean rd 2014
Less than two weeks to go before we set out on the Great Ocean rd 2014. $113k raised so far. With the aim of $200k I am hoping we will come close and fundraising will accelerate alot in the last two weeks.
Hi fellow cyclists.
This is an update from ADRA on the project overall:
All three schools identified as options for ‘SAFE’ schools have no had protective fencing installed and support through the project to establish policies and practices to not only provide security, but a more supportive learning environment for albino students.
- Approx 230 albino school students have been directly impacted as a result.
- Approximately 600 people are participating in ADRA’s savings and loans programs as part of the project – essentially this means albinos or parents of albinos now have been trained with business and practical skills to earn an income, that many previously couldn’t. This has also dramatically increased their social standing. Plus, by integrating them with non-albino citizens it is helping to normalise their situation and thus reduce the deadly stigma that exists.
- The types of business they have been able to start include things like hairdressers, restaurants (small) and mechanic services. (There is a picture in the folder of two participants in the ADRA Connections trip helping to paint one of these restaurants).
- More than 800 Tanzanians with albinism have been provided with vital health services such as skin checks and providing sun glasses.
The impact of the London 2 Paris cycle trip and the Swiss trip is pretty amazing:
- The funds raised have meant that an extra school (bringing the total to 4) is now able to have a protective fence built and become a ‘SAFE’ school for albinos. The wall is still under construction (as is the school). The recent ADRA Connections trip helped continue this process and the school is planned to be operational by the end of the year.
- You can truly tell your donors that without their support this school, and its future albino students, would not be changing lives like it will!
Thanks again for all your support! Look forward to riding a fair way behind you in February…
Yesterday at work I sent out an email to see if I could gather support for another crazy fundraising idea. This time it was waxing my legs. I have never done this so for me its rather insane.
My email out is below.
Valeries beauty clinic has come to the rescue to wax my legs. http://www.valeriesbeautyclinic.com . Thanks Valerie.
As some of you are aware I am cycling next month 300km for charity from Geelong to Warrnambool. For most of you this wont raise an eyebrow as I have ridden this far before.
In a bid to raise $2,000+ for the Fred Hollows foundation (2013 Australian Charity of the Year) I am going to do something totally insane. I am going to wax my legs!!! Please note I have never done this before (See below video of Pain levels). Leg waxing has been ranked by some as more painful than getting a tattoo. I am rather nervous.
My hope is I we will raise $2,000+ which will give 80 people the gift of sight. Each operation only costs $25 which is amazing.
What I am Looking for
I am looking for 20+ awesome people to be part of putting me through a lot of pain and in the process raise over $2,000.
How it works
$25 per wax strip (YOUR DONATION – tax deductible) + $25 I will donate + BOQ matching $50 = $100 (Four peoples sight and their world changed)
Tax Deductible receipt
A tax receipt will be emailed to you automatically. Once you have donated on the link below I will jump on my page and match your donation (Max total $1,500) then BOQ will match the total up to $1,000.
This is the sort of pain I am going to be going through. Please note these legs have never been waxed before!!!. Example of the Pain
Everyone had a fantastic time while raising over $128,766 25000spins couldn’t be happier with the success of this years event. The feedback we received from riders and support people was fantastic.
The best cycle event I have ever been on!! Said Nic Bolto.
I am really looking forward to next years event. I believe we are going to hit the $200,000 mark next year. I was also excited that 25000spins got on the front cover of the Record magazine with I believe has a readership of 80,000 people around Australia.