Riding for a reason

07.03.17

There are now just weeks to go before Ian Hart will be donning lycra for the annual 2017 Hawaiian Ride for Youth to raise awareness and funds for Youth Focus.

Youth Focus is an independent not for profit organisation that supports vulnerable young people in WA by offering a range of free mental health services. There are over 180 cyclists taking part in the ride who will be covering approximately 700kms over the 5 days from Albany to Perth. The training for the ride includes getting up at 5am for 3 mornings a week over a 6 month period, with each rider averaging over 7,500km in training alone!

Did you know?

  • More people die as a result of suicide each year in Australia than in fatalities on our roads;
  • Suicide accounts for 1 in 4 deaths in the 12-25 year age group, being the largest cause of death in this age group;
  • On average, we lose one young Western Australian to suicide every week; and
  • Almost a third of all young people will have had an episode of mental health by the age of 25.

For more information on Youth Focus, please visit the website – www.youthfocus.com.au.

We are very proud of Ian’s commitment to this as it’s not an easy task but one that is well worth it for this very important cause and  he has already raised an impressive total in excess of $6300 but we are asking for your help to achieve more.

Please take a moment to view the online fundraising page and donate to support this very worthwhile cause. It’s easy and will take no time at all – simply click on the link below to Ian Hart’s personal fundraising page and donate:

https://www.rideforyouth.com.au/riders/atlas-iron/ian-hart

All information provided online is secure and all donations will be processed and sent directly to Youth Focus. A tax deductible receipt for donations over $2 will be sent to you when the transaction has been completed.

We wish Ian and his team all the best on their ride and thank you in advance for your support. It is greatly appreciated.