Help me support kids in need

This will be my 4th year of the Chain Reaction Corporate Challenge. Each year i have raised more than the year before. Last year i raised just over $21,000. A huge thank you to all those who supported me and the BaptistCare team. I would like to do the same this year. This means i would need to raise over $22,000. 

“This journey is ONE OF HOPE to which I have journeyed through.  When I was young, I unfortunately experienced domestic violence first hand. My mother tried to shield my sister and I from the violent consequences. We could have definitely used the HopeStreet services. 

Years later, I now find myself in a position to help break this cycle by raising much needed funds for services, to help those who need it most.

Our HopeStreet team have dedicated an extraordinary amount of time and effort to help women and children who have experienced domestic and family violence, and some who live in terror and distress every day.”

PLEASE help me reach my target and in the process help many young people who need every bit of it. 


My Updates

Packed and Ready

Tomorrow i fly out to Melbourne to join the team. My bike is packed, and the gear is also loaded into the bike bag. I have a 23kg allowance (Bronze FF Member) - the total weight came to 22.9kgs. Fluked that one. Butterflies are churning and I am hoping i haven't forgotten anything. 
To my great appreciation of all the supporters,  my initial target of $22,000 has been absolutely demolished. Currently the Total - its at a smidge over $28,000. I am humbled by the support and i will take that along with me to complete the challenge. On behalf of BaptistCare and SoTheyCan - THANK YOU ALL 

5 Days away

Thank you everyone for your amazing support. Only 5 days away and we are starting to even choose our food for the overnight stays. It's all too real now. 
Clothes are being put aside, cables to charge the devices, bike cleaned and checked. Melbourne here we come. 

New Goal Set

Huge thanks to all who have supported me, BaptistCare HopeStreet & SoTheyCan. I set an initial target of $22K, the support was so amazing I raised it to $24K. I have now nearly reached that too. I am blown away by everyone’s generosity. Let’s see if $25,000 can be achieved. 

Target almost met.

As we embark on this journey to ride 1000kms my fundraising target of $22,000 is only $49 away. The amazing support fueled by a shared vision of creating positive change and making a meaningful difference in the lives of children in need, has given me the confidence not only meet but exceed my goal and to raise the goal to $24,000. Together, let's amplify our impact and inspire hope for a brighter future.

Thank you for joining me and BaptistCare on this journey.

HUGE Thank you so far

A big thanks to the following supporters. You  are amazing. 

North Richmond Construction $2.52k

Crown Furniture $1.77k

Medclean Pty Ltd $1.52k

Sas Water Solutions 


Rhima Australia Pty Ltd


Jones Nicholson Pty Ltd 


Halfway there

Yesterday 24th January I have reached halfway to my goal of $22,000.
I just wanted to shout out a heart felt thank you to all of you who have donated to this wonderful cause. I am looking forward to sharing the challenge with you.

Thanks Again 

Doing it all again

Join me again in making a real difference! We're raising funds to support children in need. Your contribution can bring smiles and brighten futures. Together, let's create a positive impact for these young lives. Victoria is the location this year and I’m super excited to ride the Victorian roads. I am also looking forward to joining the other riders. Getting to know the newbies and catching up with the regulars. Bring it on

Thank You To My Donors

North Richmond Construction

The best of luck with this challenge!


Rob Scott

Good luck Western, such a great cause.


Crown Furniture

Well done Western on your noble effort to support the disadvantaged children in our society. All the best with your ride!


Medclean Pty Ltd

Good luck Western from Medclean team.


Rogers Construction Group

Goodluck Western, Stay safe.


Sas Water Solutions

Enjoy the ride. Thank you for all that you are doing to support this great initiative.


G B Electrical Contractors


See Thru Cleaning

Good Luck!!! We wish you well.


Victa Mcclelland

Good luck Western - I will be with you in spirit mate !! Stay strong


Rhima Australia Pty Ltd

Congratulations & good luck for the ride!


Jones Nicholson Pty Ltd



Well done and all the best Western!



A very worthy cause and great adventure to go on year on year. Ride with care from the Team at PROENERGY, PROFIRE and PROJEX


Pk Electrical & Security Pty Ltd

Best of luck Western from all the team at PK, amazing effort from you to go again and such a great cause.


Peter Warren Automotive

Well done for supporting this great cause.


Rainbow Floor Services Pty Ltd


Jamie Job

Hi Western, Good luck on your journey mate. I look forward to watching how you go!



Be strong and stay safe Western!


Marsupial Landscape Management

Great cause and best of luck for the ride!!


Trinity Fitout And Construction

Congratulations on your ride, Western. An enormous effort and a wonderful achievement both on and off the bike.


Tk Elevator Australia Pty Ltd

Wish you a great journey Western. Always happy to back you with your support to HopeStreet.


Astra Electrics

Good luck Western!



Thanks Western from the LPC team


Activtec Solutions



Enjoy the journey, although 1000km sounds tough, glad we can help out just a little for the children in need.


Collective Maintenance Services

Well done Western, great cause you are supporting! From the Danny and Claire


Energy Air Service

Good Luck on your journey


Bunzl Australia & New Zealand

Best of luck Western! A great cause, we hope you enjoy the ride and look forward to the updates! From the Bunzl NSW Team


Aerotherm Group


Garry Armsworth


Cbc Group

Good Luck Western - Great cause!!! All the best from the CBC Team.


John Nelson Tn Electrical

Great work Western


Andrew & Olwen Crane

Great heartfelt cause Wes we are proud to be able to support. If nothing else it might help a little to get you through the seven days of climbing pain. Cheers YBIC Andrew & Ollie


Cameron Anderson


Access Engineering Systems

Congratulations Western


Stephen Murphy

Go Western




David Cowdery

Amazing work Western!


Shane Nicholson

Good luck with the ride Western to you and the Team! A great cause!



Western, wishing you every success from Ananda and Stephen


Jonathan Walker

Well done western! And all the best, Ride safe!


Kris Croaker

Ride strong Western! I'm sorry i can't be there this year, but it is great to see you out there putting your body on the line to raise money for these kids.


Sam Little


Nathan Wolfers & Gabi Chappell

Good Luck Western!


Stephen & Sonia Horne

Great cause and great effort, Western!



Good Luck to all


Sean Moneghittie


Benjamin Galea

Get those training legs on, Western! Goon on you mate, will be cheering you on


Nicole Humphries

Well done on putting yourself out there for this challenge for another year. Happy to help out where I can. Good luck, stay safe on the road. Nicole


Les Hems


Patricia Lazcano


Scott Bricknell

Good luck Buggaluggs!!


Tom Birch

Best of luck Western, love your work mate!


Routine Services



Good luck - what a great cause !


Antoinette Davino

Good luck with the ride


E&r Cleaning Services Pty Ltd

Happy Riding Western, stay safe


Jason Roberts


Brian Pember

Western, go well mate. Brian


Steve Gray

Thanks for representing the Assets Team on this Western. Have fun!


Craig Willatt

Hi Western Enjoy your cycling ride for a great cause. Craig


Edwina Murphy


Clinton Recruitment

Good Luck!


Danny Lawrence

Good on ya mate!


Rae Blackledge

Good for you Western


Vicki Chandler


Jennifer Kubiak

Go Western!


Robyn Evans

Well done Western, grateful for your commitment!



Drive the pack to new heights!!


Robyn Wright


Chris Apps

Good luck Western - that is quite the ride you are doing and for a great cause.



Such a wonderful cause. All the best with it.


Elizabeth Byrne

Best of luck, Western.


Magnus Linder


Thesan Naidu

Good Luck Western and the Baptist Care Team



All the best my friend I hope you enjoy every minute.


Matthew Keating

Go Western! You've got this mate!


Matthew Hudson

Best wishes Western!


Michael Lamont

Well Done Western


Danielle Chapman

Best of Luck Weston and congratulations on your amazing efforts.


Lisa Hoggard

Fantastic cause- all the best for the ride!





Sarah Ringsell


Andrew Bolton

This is an amazing thing that you are doing Western. All the best of luck on your journey! Regards, Andrew


Ana Detheridge

I think this is a great cause and wish Western Patterson all the best with this, every bit counts and I know what ever you make can make a difference! Thanks for your efforts and reaching out!


Alice Mortimer

What a wonderful commitment Western, cycling to raise donations to help children in need of support. Well done.


Natalie Hayman


Greg H

This is a worthy cause. I wish you all the best for the ride, Western!


Tony Ibrahim

Good Luck Western! A great cause and a great bloke!


Cassandra Fitzgerald

pedal to the metal? Just pedal mate!