David Southon

2021 Sydney Challenge

We can make a significant and lasting change to the lives of kids in need!

I am a co-founder and director of Aliro Group, which is a property development, investment and funds management group.

I enjoy a good balance between work, recreation, exercise and family time.

As a keen cyclist, it's a privilege to be able to combine my riding with raising much needed funds through Chain Reaction to support So They Can in empowering children, particularly young girls, through education. What So They Can has achieved over the last 10 years is life changing for these children, their families and their communities - it's incredible and very satisfying to see these sustainable outcomes. A small amount of money makes a huge difference to the lives of so many in Africa!

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2021 Sydney Chain Reaction Ride - So They Can

Having undertaken the training for last year's Chain Reaction Ride and then due to COVID it being postponed one week out from the event, I have unfinished business!
 
I am very excited about participating in this year's ride to raise much needed funds to support children in need through Chain Reaction's main support charities of Starlight and So They Can.

I have recently joined the board of So They Can, a DFAT accredited charity that empowers children in Africa through education. So They Can has empowered over 24,000 children in Kenya and Tanzania through 37 schools and graduated 292 teachers from their Tanzanian Teachers' College to support the next generation. A quality education is the best route to sustainable change for millions of children and their communities.  Unfortunately, 100 million children in Africa are not in school. Due to a lack of education, 85% of 9-13 year old girls from Pokot, Kenya will experience Female Genital Cutting and be forced into child marriage. So They Can has a well established local infrastructure to address these significant issues and a small amount of money in Africa goes a long way towards making a sustainable, life changing difference to these children, their families and communities.  

Please join me in donating and assisting in raising as much money as possible to continue this important and valuable work. 

Thank you! 

Thank You To My Donors

David Southon

Please join me in raising much needed funds for children in need who are supported through Starlight and So They Can. So They Can has empowered 24,000 children in Kenya, Africa through education, supporting 37 schools and graduating 292 teachers through their Tanzanian Teachers' College. Its local team and actively working to minimise, and where possible eliminate, the practice of Female Genital Cutting and child marriages for girls who are 9-13 years old. It's a privilege to ride for this important cause!

$2.01k

Alison

Amazing effort. All the best for the ride.

$1.01k

Redpath Partners

Great cause! enjoy and ride safely

$1.01k

Anonymous

$1.01k

Nicole And Craig Ueland

Great cause, Davey! Best of luck for an amazing ride.

$1,000

David Harrison

$1,000

Paul Craig

$510

Nettleton Tribe (partnership) Pty Ltd

Good luck David, Regards Donal Challoner (Nettletontribe)

$510

Mervyn Levin

Best wishes and good luck to a noble cause

$510

Anonymous

$500

John Oneill

Good luck David-enjoy the ride!

$500

Concept Y

Great cause & good luck David!

$310

David Sanders

Well Done Dave

$260

Anonymous

I look forward to watching your progress. Have a great ride.

$260

David Sanders

You know Dave....there are regular flights Coffs to Sydney.....All the best and may the wind be on your back.

$260

Brookvine

All the best

$260

John Kenny

Good Luck David

$260

Kenneth Hyman

Good on you David. Greta cause !!

$260

Brian Chaitman

Hi David Ride Safe and enjoy

$260

Anonymous

Congrats on a your support for a great cause and have a good, safe ride Dave

$250

Jeffrey Rubenstein

$250

Anonymous

$250

Mary Fifita

David, a great cause to ride for! 1000km and 13,600m of climbing - have ... fun?

$235.94

Sean Southon

You look so good in your outfit David. Well done and stay on the bike.

$208.80

Stephen Ellis

Good luck David

$208.80

Alex Crossing

$208.80

Denis Dundovic

$208.80

Elias Stephen

Great cause David.

$208.80

Martin Monro

You know you’re awesome Davey.

$208.80

Guy Coleman - Quasar Constructions

Good luck mate .

$208.80

Warwick Martin Bryan

$208.80

Michael Hilburn

Go for it David!

$208.80

Justine + Kian Stewart

So much easier than riding Tandem - you'll breeze it in!

$208.80

Peter Allen

$208.80

Ras Sarac

$208.80

Michelle Deaker

$208.80

Avi Anger

Great cause Dave and well done for organising and supporting this team for the ride. Enjoy the ride! looks like a great route. Should be fun!

$208.80

Warren & Lynne Self

Enjoy your ride for a worth while cause

$208.80

Chris Mulvey

Good luck Dave, ride safe.

$200

Josh Cardwell

$200

Brett Robson

great effort for great causes

$200

Darren Beatty

$200

Brent Courtney

$200

Harold Kopelowitz

Fantastic fundraising effort David! All the best for the ride.

$180

Eli Raskin

Great Cause - go for it David

$156.60

Rosetta & Colin Wise

Good luck. A keep peddling.

$156.60

Bernard Mcleod

Have a safe ride Terrific cause

$104.40

Stephen Rich

$104.40

Gavin Bishop

Congratulations Dave for being involved with such a great cause. Good luck with the ride.

$104.40

Lyn Radford

Good luck David. A worthy cause, Cheers Lyn

$104.40

Darren & Renee

Dave we hope you enjoy the ride. So proud of you!

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Roy Woodhouse Roy Woodhkuse

$104.40

Laura Knapman

Good Luck David! Enjoy the ride!

$104.40

Kevin Kuechler

Good luck Dave!

$104.40

Chris Chapple

Good luck Dave!!

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Klaudia

Fantastic effort Dave!

$104.40

Joe Hersch

Great cause, proud of you....stay safe

$104.40

Jason Goldsworthy

Good luck David! Huge effort for such a fantastic cause!

$104.40

Dianne Cassen

Amazing effort David. Good luck for the ride. Hope you enjoy and stay safe.

$104.40

Mark Jacobs

Good luck Dave - ride with style and elegance! A great cause

$104.40

Brian Tasker

Congratulations David. Ride safely!!

$100

David Lousick

Well done Dave!

$100

Anonymous

Great cause and good luck

$100

Cass Treadwell

Thanks so much David - gives me goosebumps to think of the impact you are making for our children in Africa.

$52.20

Tim Du Temple

Good luck Dave

$52.20

Peter Bremner

Great cause, clearly something you are passionate about, well done and good luck.

$52.20

Sutha Thavaratnarajah

Hi David, Great initiative, I wish you all the best to achieve your goal. Enjoy your ride.

$50

Julie Holman

No chairman’s lounge on this pursuit! Ride safely for this very worthy cause.

$50