Help me support kids in need

I’m excited to be getting back on the bike in partnership with Chain Reaction to shine a spotlight and raise funds for two impactful charity organisations that help vulnerable children – So They Can and BaptistCare HopeStreet.

This will be my first ride with Chain Reaction, which will be 1,000KM in 7 days through Victoria, Australia.  By participating I am hoping to make a small difference to those children who through the luck of birth or unsafe family environments need a helping hand to break the cycle they are in.

In Australia and New Zealand, we are blessed with a high-quality education system that is accessible for most of our children.  In East Africa this is not the case, particularly for young girls.  So They Can (https://www.sotheycan.org/who-we-are) has a mission to eradicate intergenerational poverty in Kenya and Tanzania, which is primarily attributed to lack of educational opportunities, the sale of young girls as child brides and the prevalence of abusive practices such as genital cutting.

Closer to home we have a very stubborn issue in our society with the prevalence of domestic and family violence.  As you know, the victims of this scourge are predominantly women and children.  At the most basic level this prevents beautiful young children from having the things we take for granted for our own children - a safe place to live, a healthy diet, warm clothes, and the ability to get to school.  BaptistCare HopeStreet (https://baptistcare.org.au/domestic-violence) operates across Australia, supporting women and children to help them rebuild their lives and to have new choices that are safe and secure.

I would love your support by making a generous donation that can help raise funds for these two great charities and make a small difference to these children’s lives.

I have set a target of raising $15,000

So that you know that I have more than just some sweat & sore legs in the game, I will match each donation in the first $5,000 raised.

Thank you very much for your support.

My Activity Tracking

2,749
kms

My target 0kms

Thank You To My Donors

Phil Rowland

Thank you all for helping me reach my first fundraising milestone. Tipping in my match.

$5k

Chris Garnaut

$2.5k

Tom Gaffney

Phil, best of luck mate and for a wonderful cause.

$1.02k

Chris Kirk

Good luck Phil

$1.02k

Dean Hunt

Great work Phil. Not sure i could crank out 1,000km!

$501

John Waardle

All the best Phil.

$500

Wilson Group

Great cause Phil, look forward to following your journey!

$500

Tony & Josephine Sukkar

$500

Tess Lambourne

All the best, Phil!

$316.50

Jon Lang

Good luck mate!

$263.75

Campbell Hanan

Well done Phil. Great cause!

$263.75

Sophie Fallman

Good luck Phil - great cause.

$263.75

Greg Hyland

Good luck Phil!

$263.75

Jonathan Logan

Strap a big ol' Ribeye on the saddle mate. Good luck!

$263.75

Bob Johnston

Good luck with the fund raising and the ride Phil. Well done

$263.75

Anthony Boyd

Well done Phil - huge effort for a great cause

$263.75

Nic And Simon

$250

Lisa Cooper

Good luck!

$211

Muljono Pringgoharjono

Good luck Phil. Sure you’ll lead from the front. Looking forward to hearing all about the ride.

$211

Anonymous

Bravo Phil,

$211

Russell Mcgree

Great effort for a terrific cause Phil!

$211

Linc & Anna

Good onya Filipe! Great effort for a great cause.

$201

Dale Connor

Good luck with the ride Phil. Well done for doing it for a very good cause. Regards Dale.

$158.25

Blake Woodward

Fantastic causes Phil. Best wishes for the ride and hoping you reach your target!

$105.50

Matt Haddon

$105.50

Paul Wyatt

Love your work Phil, such a good cause. Let me know if you want me to courier an oversized comfort bike seat at any stage. Ride like the wind!

$105.50

Declan Roche

Great job Phil!

$105.50

Steven Swerdlow

$105.50

Tom Edward

Well done Phil. Great cause and good luck

$105.50

Christine And Chris

Peddle man peddle!!!

$105.50

Christopher Hynes

Good luck Phil.

$105.50

Matt Haddon

Nice work Phil...

$105.50

Chris Chapple

Good luck Phil! Great cause.

$105.50

Ingrid Massey

Great causes. Good luck Phil x

$105.50

Steph Chung

Great causes and effort Phil!

$103.75

Carmel Pelunsky

Have a great ride!

$103.75

Simon Hall

Great causes and fantastic challenge Phil. Good luck!

$102

Mike Zorbas

Fire up Phil!

$100

Rebecca Bradberry

$53.25

John Osullivan

Good luck mate.

$52.75

Geoff Harvey

Great event….ride well Phil.

$52.75

Hugh Hamilton

Good job Phil and good luck

$52.75

Jen Bain

Go on Phil! You can do it!

$52.75

James Toepfer

Go Phil!

$50

Paul Luciani

Well done Phil - Good Luck

$26.38