Freya Riddel

NSW Ride 2020

Starlight disrupts the relentless cycle of pain and trauma to let sick kids be kids

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.

Despite this, I am not a Senior Executive and my passion for cycling is a new one. It will, however, be the ultimate challenge for me. I have never faced a physical undertaking of this nature or scale, and I have an unfortunate portfolio of stationary falls to my name.

I am taking part in this event to raise money for the Starlight Children's Foundation and I'm very proud to be supporting such a worthy 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 longterm health outcomes and provide important support to distressed siblings of a sick child.

To learn more about Starlight, I encourage you to watch Ava's story here: https://starlight.org.au/what-we-do/our-stories/kids-teens/ava 

In the video, Ava's Mum, Leanne says "It's wonderful the impact Starlight has on Ava's wellbeing. The Captain Starlights have brightened even Ava's darkest days. They in turn have put smiles on our faces, seeing our little girl light up when we thought it was impossible."

I ask that you donate anything you can afford. I have some matching offers for fundraising - so anything you give really will make a difference!

 

Thank you to my donors

John Temple-cole

$760

The Wood Yardies

May the road rise to meet you!

$208.80

Fiona Roughley

Good luck, Freya!

$208.80

Phil Beckett

Good luck...

$208.80

Brian Wood

Go get em Freya! Jacobs Ladder looks like a highlight. Ride safe

$208.80

Paul M

$200

Sally Davitt

Well done Freya! - I don't think you'll have the chance to be stationary, so I'm sure you won't fall off......

$104.40

Bill Psaros

Good luck Freya!!

$104.40

Scott Kershaw

enjoy the challenge!!

$104.40

Matthew Fleming

god speed champ

$104.40

Christopher Withers

Good luck!

$104.40

Bryan Pearson

Good luck!!

$104.40

Ben Mahler

Just remember for the hills: I think I can, I think I can, I think I can... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx9xO98kcBU

$104.40

Sonia Tame

$104.40

Jono Pruden

The Riddler

$104.40

Daniel Tay

$100

Am

$100

Naomi Riddel

Keep pedalling!

$100

Peter Scott

Good luck!

$52.20

Anonymous

go ms preya gooo

$52.20

Ciara Mchale

Good luck Freya - far rather you than me, but fantastic cause!

$52.20

Eleanor Kilmartin

You go gurl

$52.20

Julia Patterson

Pictures or it never happened Freya!

$50

Crosby Radburn

Good luck!

$50

Helen J

Have fun!

$31.32

Clancy O'donovan

Good on you Freya! Have fun :)

$31.32

Matthew Celand

Have fun!

$31.32

Anonymous

$31.32

Jeremy Weir

Good luck! I have no doubt you're gonna smash it!

$31.32

Nishi Butani

Good luck Freya! Xxx

$20.88

Catherine W

Good luck!

$20.88

Adam Nelson

$10.44