Help me support kids in need
Chain Reaction is the Ultimate Corporate Bike Challenge that raises money for sick children by challenging senior executives who have a passion for cycling and an awareness of their corporate social responsibilities, to ride a 1,000 plus kilometre course in 7 days.
Along with an endless list of other occasions and events, the Chain Reaction ride in 2020 was unable to go ahead. I am now preparing (somewhat late in the day) to participate in the 2021 iteration, this time within NSW state borders, riding from Coffs Harbour to Sydney (I understand in a slightly more circuitous route than the highway).
Despite the 12-month lapse, I am still yet to become a senior executive and have yet to face a physical undertaking of this nature. My passion for cycling, however, is now a full year older and I will be embarking on this Chain Reaction having ridden 100km on at least two occasions.
The funds donated last year were given to Starlight Children’s
Charity, an organisation supporting sick children and their families. Any donations
this year will be going to the same cause.
Starlight provides laughter and distraction for seriously ill and hospitalised children and their families. When a child is happy they are better able to cope with the stress and pain of illness. So starlight not only assists in providing fun, it can also lead to improved long term health outcomes and provide important support to distressed siblings of a sick child. If you have the time I encourage you to find out more about their work here: https://www.starlight.org.au/about-us/what-we-do
In the context of such widespread hardship over the last 12 months, and whilst my family and friends continue to live in lockdown in the UK, I feel particularly privileged to participate in such a spectacular challenge and to help raise funds for such an important cause. For the same reasons, I will be incredibly grateful for any amount you are able to offer.