Perth to Sydney, Australia (2,500 Miles)
As a personal challenge I will be cycling across Australia at the start of October 2015 (as a recce for a barefoot crossing in 2017) over a three week period (2500 miles from Perth to Sydney).
I am looking to raise £10,000 for Street Child by the end of the year. With a great team and sponsorship behind me I plan to complete this challenge to show what Tower Fitness Gym is all about, pushing the limits with achievements. On each show leading up to the cycle challenge we will be auctioning off a couple of individual pieces to reach the £10,000 mark.
Cycle Across Oz – Facts & Figures
- Team Members: Jackson Williams, Steve Furlong, Jimmi Lee, Richard Burley & Adam Smith
- Charity: Street Child
- Start Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
- Finish Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Duration: 21+ Days
- Distance: 2500 Miles
In response to the Ebola breakout in West Africa, Street Child have launched a Ebola Orphan Appeal. Within the two nations where Street Child’s work is focused, Sierra Leone and Liberia, they are working towards mitigating the effects of the wider Ebola disaster, especially for the most vulnerable and directly impacted through the provision of basic humanitarian aid.
The Ebola virus is not just damaging to those who contract the virus but also to those who are left behind. Reports show that over 30,000 children have been orphaned by Ebola in West Africa. They are currently able to support 12,000 of them, providing humanitarian aid and social support and are hoping to dramatically scale up their reponse.