Ride for Compassion update: They are almost halfway done!

Thursday, September 29, 2022 10:51 am
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Kirste and Dan at the official launch at Cottesloe Beach

Rodney Olsen, Partnership manager with Compassion, joined us to give an update on Ride for Compassion.

Compassion works in over 25 countries around the world to release children from poverty. “We believe there is a hope that stretches into eternity and we want to reach out providing everything that a child needs to know that poverty does not define them.” Ride for Compassion is an opportunity for us to help these vulnerable children living in poverty. On September 17th cyclists embarked on their 4,200km journey at Cottesloe beach and are finishing in Newcastle. They are aiming to raise $1,000,000 for children living in poverty and those affected by the global food crisis. “They say 276 million people are now experiencing severe food insecurity and that means that person hasn’t eaten for a day or more so we need to act quickly.”

They just crossed into South Australia and are resting at Border Village before continuing their journey. They have done 35 per cent of the cycling so far. The weather so far has been amazing but they are expecting some serious headwinds along the Nullarbor. “It looks like they are not going to be super strong but anything in your face is not a bonus.” On average the cyclists ride 150km each day. “Tomorrow it is 186km so the riders have already done a day when it was up around 195km.”

If you would like to get involved, head over to their website to donate. Let us know by texting or messaging us on socials. Listen to the full chat below!

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