Community Support

We are proud to volunteer our time and resources to support the following organisations and causes:

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Stephen Hodge, Patron – Ride to Cure Diabetes

Thousands of Australian children and adults live every day with the daily challenges of diabetes and the looming threat of its devastating complications. There are 140,000 people with type 1 diabetes in Australia.

In 2013, the Ride to Cure Diabetes raised in excess of $1million for research into Type 1 or Juvenile Diabetes, an amazing result from the approx. 300 cyclists! Since 2005, the Ride has raised in excess of $6 million for finding a cure.

Stephen will be riding again on 18 January, 2014 to support JDRF in this cause. See his recent note to friends and colleagues about his fund-raising here.

For more information on the ride see www.jdrf.org.au/ride

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Home in Queanbeyan

We support Home in Queanbeyan. Home in Queanbeyan is a community based response to provide a home for people with chronic mental illness who cannot live independently or are homeless; a place where they can live with the dignity and love they deserve.

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The Amy Gillett Foundation

Stephen Hodge, Ambassador and Support Team for Share the Road Tour

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The Amy Gillett Foundation was born out of the tragic accident that occurred in Germany in July 2005, claiming the life of champion cyclist, Amy Gillett, and seriously injuring five of her team mates from the Australian Women’s Cycling Team.

The Amy Gillett Foundation plays an important role in promoting safe cycling through influencing the social behaviour of motorists and cyclists, legislative change and education.

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The Pollie Pedal efforts for charity

Participation 2005 – present

Pollie Pedal was started in 1998 by Tony Abbott and other politicians as a way to engage with the public and raise money for various charities.

In 2013 the Pollie Pedal raised money to support the work of Carers Australia. Despite taking the highest office in the land, Tony Abbott has said he is committed to continuing this long standing effort to make a difference.

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Above: finish of 2013 Pollie Pedal, photo from the PM’s FB feed here

The Brisbane2Ipswich Challenge

Participation and assistance since 2009

The Bernie Ripoll Brisbane 2 Ipswich Challenge is an integral part of the annual Ipswich Festival which is held each April and raises money for local charities. The community cycling event has been organised by Bernie Ripoll since 2002.

The Ride is about fun, family and fitness for people of all ages and walks of life. Bernie’s main objective is to encourage people to get on a bike and have fun with friends and family.

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 Start scene at Bernie Ripoll’s Brisbane2Ipswich

 Menslink

Menslink provides various mentoring and life coaching services to young men and their families in the ACT. It provides innovative support services to young guys in schools, mentors to help them in life and brings role models and the community together to talk about making a difference for young men and helping them get a good start in life. It welcomes contributions from everyone (both men and women) in providing support, inspiration and pathways for young men.

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