Anthony Morton

Queensland Ride 2019

Help me support kids in need

This year, our son Andrew will turn 20.  Andrew was a little over two years old when he was diagnosed with autism, and it’s fair to say that we had no idea what life had in store for him, or for us.

Fast forward to today, and two things are clear; we are proud of the young man he is growing into and we’re proud of the early intervention service he inspired us to establish.

I’ll be tackling the Chain Reaction challenge for a third year this month, which includes seven peaks over seven days. I’m part of the Hutchinson AEIOU Team, and will pedal just over 1,000km from Canberra to Melbourne in his honour, and also for the hundreds of children we support at AEIOU.

Each team member pays a registration fee to cover transport (including flights) and also pays for any training costs, which means this is a financially responsible event where all funds directly support the children who need it.

Autism is life-long, but early intervention is life-changing. Our goal is to support this generation of young children, helping them to learn the skills they need to make sense of their world and participate in it. At AEIOU, our specialist staff support these children and their families in the most crucial years of their development. We are always looking to see how we can improve our service, reach more children and support more families.

One of the ways we plan to do this is by constructing a new centre in Springfield.  The funds raised from the Chain Reaction ride will assist with the fit-out of the new centre, which will replace our current service in Camira. The new centre will nearly double our capacity for enrolments, and allow us to embrace cutting-edge technology to optimise outcomes for the next generation of children.

There’s an enormous need for this centre in Springfield, which is a rapidly growing area.  If you can help, please click this link.

You can also follow us on the AEIOU Facebook page or the Chain Reaction Facebook page during this enormous ride. Wish me luck!

Thank you to my donors

David Chiang

Have Fun, ride safe mate.

$2k

Kerry Taylor

Go for it,James

$1,000

Jane Francis

Go well James. Enjoy and stay safe.

$1,000

Rick Abraham

Your an inspiration to us all.

$510

David Pryor

Keep up the great work and good luck for the ride.

$510

Susan Rix

Go James !

$510

Lukey

Go Jimmeeeeee !

$510

Louisa Begley

Inspirational work!

$510

Kumar Gogna

Well done mate.keep up the good work

$510

Neil Mclennan

Well done, James.

$510

Vince Deen

Proud to be your friend

$510

Cameron Dick

Good luck James! Cameron, Therese and the boys

$500

Howard

$500

Paul Vasey

You are a superstar, mate ... and never forget rule #6 - 'free your mind and your legs will follow" and rule #9 "if you are riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period"... Kudos and well done.

$310

Brendan Power

Hiking is better

$260

Bev Power

$260

Nick Wickham

Good luck James

$260

Michael Poulsen

$208

Jonathan Ramsay

$208

Sandy Netto

Good luck James. Thank you for your hard work in finding the right home for children with autism to be welcomed, supported and thrive. My amazing nephew Zachary is a graduate from AEIOU.

$104

Richard Foster

$104

Anonymous

$104

Jane Harris

$104

Matthew Foote

Great work! Enjoy the ride.

$104

Ian Irving

$104

Euan Morton

Enjoy the hills!

$100

Peter And Michelle Troon

Stay safe

$52

Shriram Nath

Best wishes

$52