A team of six Mercedes-Benz Brisbane Ride For A Cause bikers set out from Brisbane on Monday 21 August, covering over 2,000 km in five days whilst raising much needed funds and awareness for child abuse and neglect.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz Brisbane charity ride was led by Act for Kids Ambassador and Mercedes-Benz Brisbane Dealer Principal Shane Parkins. Parkins and his team of riders explored the beauty of Northern New South Wales and South East Queensland including stops at the Gold Coast hinterland, Mt Warning, Byron Bay, the picturesque Granite Belt, Toowoomba and Noosa.
Shane Parkins said, the ride is a great opportunity to support Act for Kids and the essential work they do across Australia and we were honoured to be able to visit the Toowoomba and Nambour centres to meet the men and women who provide the great services for children and young people.
So far, the Ride For A Cause has raised over $19,000 and Act for Kids CEO, Dr Neil Carrington, said this money will go a long way to giving children who have been abused or neglected a brighter future.
By taking on this momentous challenge, the Ride For A Cause participants are showing just how determined they are to promote the important work we do and help us continue providing the best possible support for children suffering from abuse and neglect, said Dr Carrington.
Donated funds make a big difference; it means we can reach out to more children and families in need. Just last year Act for Kids helped 327 children from 210 families overcome trauma caused by child abuse and neglect in the Toowoomba region, Dr Carrington said.