Thea Villani

2019 Womens 300

Help me support kids in need

I am riding 300 kilometres in 3 days from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast this October to raise funds for kids in need.

After supporting my husband, Jarrod, through 4 Chain Reaction rides, I have seen first-hand the remarkable job this charity does in making lives better for sick children. Jarrod and I have three healthy boys, Henry who is 5 years old and our twin boys Max and Freddie who are 3. Now I am through those early, sleepless years, I want to give back to others who have not been as lucky as us, and raise money for families whose children are suffering from illness and other difficulties.

Funds raised from this event will support major charity partner the AEIOU Foundation for children with Autism, which has been providing life changing early intervention since 2005. AEIOU will direct funds allocated from the event to a refurbishment and fit out of its Toowoomba centre, enabling more children in the region access to a safe, secure and modern facility for therapy and care, including a new classroom and an upgraded playground and sensory garden.

In addition, Mater Foundation will receive funds to go towards purchasing an in-hospital shuttle which safely and easily transports critically ill babies to theatre, considerably reducing the risk of serious clinical problems.

Please support my efforts on the bike with a donation and be part of changing the lives of kids in need!