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Alison's cycle for change
CFA’s Alison Travill will join other endurance sport enthusiasts channelling their passion for fitness into a good cause as they undertake the Southern Cross Kids Camp Cycle for Change.
On Friday, 10 March, CFA Risk Intelligence Officer Alison Travill along with eight others will begin the ride at Parliament House in Canberra and finish in Melbourne 760 kilometres later on 13 March. The challenge aims to raise awareness for the Southern Cross Kids Camp and raise $20,000.
The Southern Cross Kids Camp caters to children aged 7-11 affected by abuse and neglect. The not-for-profit organisation has 13 camps planned for 2017 and these are made possible with the participation of 500 volunteers.
Alison and her team are aiming to fully fund one of these camps for 15 deserving children.
“The Southern Cross Kids Camps aim to provide children with a week full of fun as well as skills to improve their daily life,” Alison said.
“The camps allow children of similar circumstances to interact and provide a safe place to share their stories and create new, happy memories.
“After reading many stories about the life of these children, I reflected on the different opportunities and experiences I was given growing up. It really drew me to become involved and help in any way I could.”
The ride will take place over the Labour Day long weekend, stopping in Jindabyne, Lakes Entrance, Traralgon and finishing at Lillydale Lake on Monday.
The riders will climb 8504 metres through some of eastern Australia’s toughest terrain.
“While the ride will no doubt be hard, if we can reach the goal of $20,000 and provide a positive experience for these children, it will be worth the pain,” Alison said.
For more information see SCKC Cycle4Change Facebook page.