This will be my first “Ride for Youth”. Thank you to my Euroz Hartleys team mates for inviting me to join their team for this iconic event and for being able to help raise money for an amazing charity.
This event has always been on my bucket list for many reasons. First and foremost is being a father of three teenagers, I have seen them all go through difficult mental and emotional struggles over the past few years. We have been fortunate to have a loving and supportive family and the resources to seek professional help for our children. That is not always the case for our Youth and I am honoured to be able to make a small contribution to the cost of providing counselling to a young person in need.
$3000 will provide counselling to a young client for approximately six months spent with Youth Focus and the results are outstanding. Over the past 19 years Youth Focus has assisted over 25000 young people with mental health issues.
The “Ride for Youth” is responsible for a significant portion of the annual funding required for Youth Focus which enables them continue to do an amazing job with the young members of our community who are faced with mental struggles.
My other reasons to sign up for RFY is I love bike riding and I love a physical challenge - this charity allows me to challenge myself and get fit in a structured, supported, enjoyable and safe training environment and to connect or reconnect with like-minded people from Perth and WA after spending 21 years abroad and only returning to Perth in 2012.
I hope this is the first of many “Ride for Youth’s” for me and I thank you for supporting this great cause - your generous donation will make a real difference to the life of a vulnerable young West Australian person.
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