2015 Ride to Conference is an “institution” undertaken by the brave (and fit). We have two members participating in this years event; Carron Bourke and Phil Dressing. Full congratulations to them!!
The event began on the 22nd March 2015 and riders peddle about 100 km per day to raise funds for Australian Rotary Health. Each participant is encouraged to raise around $1000 each and the combined funds are donated to specific and difference causes each year.
This year the bike riders will raise money through sponsorship for the following four beneficiaries.
Life Education is a non-government, independent, registered charity which motivates and encourages young people to make smart life choices for a healthy future, free from the harmful effects of drugs. website: www.lifeducation.org.au website: www.trag-vic.org
Gippsland Rotary Centenary House
The goal of this project is to provide a affordable, comfortable, supportive and secure accommodation facility for patients and their families attending the Cancer Care Centre at Latrobe Regional Hospital (LRH), or undergoing other treatment there. website: www.centenaryhouse.org.au
Disaster Aid Australia
This is a global humanitarian project that aims to provide shelter, warmth and comfort to people around the world who have been left homeless after natural disasters and wars. The Disaster Aid Boxes contain a ten person tent, thermal blankets, collapsible water container and other basic survival equipment. Disaster Aid Australia has been developed by the Rotary Club of Endeavour Hills (District 9820).
The Jared Dunscombe Fund
Jared was a participant in our 2013 bike ride where he had an accident. In his memory his family has established the Foundation whose purpose is to provide assistance to children and the disadvantaged. website: jaredfund.org.au
These images were captured by Team Barlow on the 26th March as the riders passed through Nagambie and arrived at the Michelton Winery for a well deserved afternoon tea.