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RAISED IN 2018 FROM ALL EVENTS

FY 2017/18 A Record Fundraising Year

04 Jul 2018

Chain Reaction Challenge Foundation is proud to announce the final charity recipients and their funding allocation as a result of events during the 2017-2018 financial year.

Our events have been a great success with several fundraising records broken. The Queensland ride and Women’s 300 surpassed their previous fundraising records; the Queensland ride set an all-time fundraising record with over $1.5 million; we set a new record for total funds raised with $3,409,000.

As a result of the outstanding fundraising effort, Chain Reaction has donated $2,591,500 to our children’s charity partners this year. That is an incredible flow through rate of 76% that will go far to improving the lives of children in need through our charity partners’ programs.

Such a result would certainly not have been possible without the incredible generosity of our donors, riders and sponsors. This great result has now taken Chain Reaction's total raised figure, since inception in 2007, to nearly $25 million.

The donation amounts and the charity recipients for each of the four rides are summarised below.

Chain Reaction sincerely thanks its riders, corporate partners, supporters, individual donors and volunteers who were involved and helped ensure Chain Reaction had such an outstanding year.  We look forward to our next event in October 2018, the Chain Reaction Women’s 300.

Queensland

Major Partner

AEIOU Foundation - $500,000

AEIOU Foundation provides early intervention learning programs for children with autism in Queensland and South Australia. Funds raised this year will go toward the capital construction of an upgrade to the AEIOU Early Learning centre in North Brisbane.

Major Partner

Ronald McDonald House - $500,000

The South Brisbane House provides car for families with children recieving treatment at the nearby Lady Cilento Hospital in Brisbane. Funds raised this year will go towards completing the renovation and fit-out of Level 9 at the South Brisbane House and will serve 40 more families. 

Minor Partners:

Aussie Kidz - $40,000
To provide funding to programs that help disabled and under-privileged children.

Sunshine Butterflies - $15,000
Funding to help with the completion of ‘Our Backyard’ at your new home in Cooroibah which will provide life skills, recreation and learning opportunities to children of all abilities.

Brainwave - $25,000
To fund programs for children with neurological disorders and injuries and their families across Australia

HELP - $35,000
To fund the programs at the McIntyre Centre Riding School that provides specialised therapeutic riding programs to children and young adults with a disability. 

Lung Foundation Australia - $10,000
To fund programs that support children with rare lung diseases.

Hear & Say - $20,000
To provide funding to support two children and provide them with access to essential listening and spoken language intervention for one year.

Childhood Cancer Care – $20,000
To provide funding to help run the 2019 Camp Crystal.

Maluk Timor - $30,000
To provide funding to help improve the quality and reach of key health services to Timorese children.

Victoria

Major Partner

The Starlight Children’s Foundation – $350,000

To continue to run the Starlight Express Room at the Monash Children’s Hospital for 12 months and grant life changing wishes to Starlight children in Victoria.

Major Partner

Very Special Kids – $350,000

To help fund the planning, coordination and completion of the upgrade to their hospice, Victoria’s only dedicated children’s hospice serving over 900 families across the state.

Minor Partners

Royal Children’s Hospital - $50,000
To fund the purchase of high resolution manometry equipment for the investigation of paediatric colorectal disorders.

Challenge - $41,000
To fund programs that ensure that children and families living with cancer are well supported throughout their cancer journey.

Brainwave - $25,000
To fund children’s Christmas party for kids with neurological disorders and injuries and their families across Australia

Freedom Wheels - $13,500
Funding to run the Freedom Wheels program which custom builds bikes for children with disabilities so that they can enjoy the independence, mobility and a new-found sense of pride by riding a bike.

Monash Children’s Hospital - $35,000
To fund osteosarcoma research projects undertaken at the Monash Children’s Hospital.   

New South Wales

Major Partner

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute - $91,000

To continue to fund a multi-disciplinary program for research into congenital heart disease in babies and the role genes play in this disease, to help find a cure.

Major Partner

Starlight Children’s Foundation - $91,000

To continue to run the Starlight Express Room and Captain Starlight Program at the Sydney Children’s Hospital.

Women's 300

Major Partner

Hummingbird House - $230,000

To fund therapy programs for kids with life-limiting illnesses at Queensland’s only children’s hospice and respite centre.

Minor Partners

Youth Advocacy Centre - $100,000
Funds will be used to purchase transport vehicles enabling youths to receive support and attend appointments.

Freedom Wheels - $20,000
Funding to run the Freedom Wheels program which custom builds bikes for children with disabilities so that they can enjoy the independence, mobility and a new-found sense of pride by riding a bike.