Epic Journey Across Australia for Children Living in Poverty - Salt 106.5

Epic Journey Across Australia for Children Living in Poverty

Setting off on 17 September, a dedicated group of cyclists are riding a gruelling 4,200 kilometres across Australia, to help raise money for vulnerable children living in poverty.

Listen: Mike Jeffs joins Mornings with Fee to share about why he's riding for Compassion, and the training required for this massive event.

By Fiona CameronThursday 8 Sep 2022Mornings with FeeSocial JusticeReading Time: 1 minute

Ride for Compassion is the largest fundraising coast-to-coast cycling event in Australia and aims to raise over $1,000,000.

Ride for Compassion sees cyclists and support crew take to the road to help raise money for vulnerable children living in poverty, including those affected by COVID 19 and the global food crisis. Setting off on 17 September, a dedicated group of cyclists and support crew are riding a gruelling 4,200 kilometres across Australia, including the rugged terrain of the Nullarbor.

The team is aiming to raise $1,000,000 for children living in poverty and see 150 children sponsored through Compassion Australia.

Many remarkable riders are taking part this year, including 69-year-old Ross Adams who has overcome a recent life-threatening brain tumour; 70-year-old Mike Jeffs, founder and CEO of ACCTV (now known as GOOD.); and Nellie Logan who wrote over 3,500 letters to children in Compassion’s sponsorship program just last year.

Mike Jeffs joins Mornings with Fee to share about why he’s riding for Compassion, and the training required for this massive event.

Listen to full interview with Mike Jeffs in the player above. 

Each cyclist undertakes extensive training before the event, pays for their on-road costs, and raises funds for the work of Compassion. Funds raised will support children living in unthinkable circumstances, including those impacted by COVID-19 and the global food crisis.

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Find out more about the Ride for Compassion compassion.com.au