Riding for a cause

Luke Parker
Riding for a cause

25 determined individuals are embarking on an important mission to Bluff cycling the South Island’s expansive and winding roads to get there.

The Central Finance South Island Charity Ride will see the group cycle the length of the South Island to help raise more than $100,000 for the Taranaki Rural Support Trust.

The cyclists v1The Trust is a charitable organisation which provides support to individuals and families who are dealing with depression and suicide in the rural environment.

It is part of a nationwide network of Rural Support Trusts that can assist farming and rural families and their communities.

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This mammoth journey will take place over nine gruelling days and kicks off in Picton on Monday, February 9 before winding its way down the rugged West Coast to finish in Bluff 1,125kms later.

The team of riders, all members of the Trust, have said one of their goals in the ride is bringing more awareness to the public around the impact depression and suicide has on family, friends and their communities.

Each rider has to raise $1,500.00 to participate in the epic challenge and, while there have been many generous sponsors, still need help to reach their goal.

If you would like to help support this amazing charity, click the link to Donate Now. 100% of all funds raised are going directly to the Taranaki Rural Support Trust.

To follow the cyclist’s progress, visit their Central Finance South Island Charity Ride Facebook page.

SEE ALSO: Let's speak up to stop the silent killer

The Taranaki Rural Support Trust

The Trust is part of a nationwide network of Rural Support Trusts that can assist farming and rural families and their communities.

If an adverse event is declared we are able to access Government funding and utilise support from many Government agencies to help rural individuals and communities get back on their feet.

The Trust covers the entire Taranaki region encompassing the catchments controlled by the three local councils and the Taranaki Regional Council.

The Trust members are rural people with a wide range of experience and knowledge in dealing with challenging rural situations.

The Trust has a trained coordinator to manage responses and experienced facilitators available who travel to where they are needed.

Contact is one-on-one at a location that suits you and is confidential.

 

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