This year Ride for Country Kids kicks off in Wagga Wagga on Sunday 12th March where a team of cyclists will travel through Gundagai, Cootamundra, Young, Grenfell, Cowra, Canowindra and Cudal over three days. Over 100 cyclists will ride 420km with scheduled stop offs at schools and community groups. The cyclists will get to travel on some of the most remote and scenic cycling roads all to raise money for a good cause.
The purpose of the ride is to raise money to support a greater number of country kids with complex developmental and health needs. Royal Far West Pediatrics Development Program and Telecare run the event designed to fill a critical gap for rural and remote families and communities. Ambassador Tour de France commentator Mike Tomalaris and tennis legend Wally Masur will also be joining the team of cyclists. The fundraising event concludes with a dinner in Orange on Tuesday 14th March at Orange Ex Services Club commencing at 7pm. Tickets are $75 for a 3 coarse meal.
The fundraising event goes to a good cause and makes a positive impact to rural families. “Jack is a very bright boy but he tires quickly and quickly becomes frustrated with his balance and mobility issues. At Royal Far West we have the help of occupational and physical therapists, as well as psychological counselling to help him develop coping skills. We also value the support we receive as a family because Jack’s condition affects all of us. For example, his loving older sister is now learning that she is not Jack’s sole carer and she has her own childhood to enjoy.” – Ondria, Jack’s Mum
Ride for Country Kids have a target of raising $650 000 for country kids in need. If you are interested in supporting this cause
donate at https://rideforcountrykids2017.gofundraise.com.au/