Registrations for 2017 have just opened! You can search for your friend/ family member or colleague's fundraising page here to support them in raising vital funds towards Lifeline and other charity beneficiaries.
The Bobbin Head Cycle Classic event is organised by Rotary volunteers. Registration fees cover the essentials of publicity, policing, on-site facilities and directional signage. We need additional rider fundraiisng to fund the following facilities at our charities in 2017:
By supporting a fundraiser above, you are supporting these charities:
Lifeline provides vital services in crisis mental health support and suicide prevention to people, who for a variety of reasons are struggling to survive. Lifeline operates 24-hour telephone counselling (13 11 14) and a range of related face-to-face services including; Personal or Couples Counselling, Problem Gambling Counselling, Suicide prevention programs, Suicide Bereavement Support Group, Men's Anger Management Course, Partners in Depression Group, Support Line and Community Aid.
Lifeline helps people cope with many problems including: suicide, grief & loss, relationship or family breakdown, depression, financial struggles, anger or violence, problem gambling and loneliness.
Lifelines services SAVE LIVES in your local community. Someone you love could be calling or visiting Lifeline H2H right now.
What is not well known is that Lifeline receives insufficient government funding to meet the cost of providing these services. Lifeline relies on fundraising activities and donations. By participating in the Bobbin Head Cycle Classic, and actively raising funds through your online fundraising page, you will be helping Lifeline continue to provide vital community services that improve and save lives.
To find out more about Lifeline: www.lifelineh2h.org.au
In addition to Lifeline, your support will also go to the following charity beneficiaries:
KYDS is a non-profit organisation providing free, easily accessed mental health and counselling services for adolescents and their families across Northern Sydney.
KYDS professional staff help children deal with issues such as bereavement, exam anxiety, school stress, depression, bullying, body image, self -harm, suicide, relationship breakdown, anger management, substance abuse, addictions and family member illness.
KYDS provides a range of group support programs, in-school workshops for students, and parent information forums covering many topical issues and subjects. These programs focus on helping young people stay safe and achieve and maintain positive mental health in a range of circumstances.
Bo, a city of 500,000, is in the centre of the rural southern provinces of Sierra Leone. The under 5 mortality rate is 182 per 1,000 – as compared to Australia where it is of the order of 6 per 1000. The main killers are malaria, diarrheal diseases, respiratory disease and malnutrition. Life expectancy is 48 years whereas in Australia it is 80 years.
Rotary has built a Children's Hospital in Bo to improve life expectancy. The Hospital project commenced in 2008 and attention is now focused on running the hospital by providing staff, furnishings, office and medical equipment and medicines. Importantly, focus is also on health education and establishing a research unit that aims to educate children and parents on nutrition and prevention of disease.
For more information: Visit the Bo Children's Hospital
Eagles RAPS is an alternative education setting for young people who have had difficult times in mainstream school settings.
It is located in Doonside Sydney and is dedicated to the prevention of youth suicide by giving opportunities to young people from disadvantaged / dysfunctional backgrounds through education and building self-confidence.
The organisation has established a "school" providing an education for young people unable to attend mainstream schools for varying reasons. The school was established in 2003 with 2 students and now has up to 150 students attending the Graham St Centre run by Mrs Wynd. It also caters for children with disabilities, mental illness, drug and alcohol problems and juvenile justice disorders and provides necessary training to help them gain employment.
HKWS provides temporary supported accommodation for women in times of crisis such as homelessness and /or domestic violence. The safe non-threatening environment provided helps them resolve their emotional / physical crisis. It also informs and empowers women to make active decisions about their lives, encourages them to seek alternatives and to share skills, ideas and information.
The Women's Shelter supports all women who can self manage, regardless of their age, sexuality, cultural and linguistic diversity or whether they have a disability or mental illness. It is also a strong advocate, on behalf of all women, to government, non-government and community agencies, on issues associated with homelessness and domestic violence and the impact these have on women and their families.
The Cromehurst Foundation is a registered charity providing essential facilities, resources and programs for children and adults with an intellectual disability, including those with high support needs who attend or have previously attended Cromehurst Special School. One of the essential facilities is an independent living skills program conducted in The Cottage. There is no Government funding for past and present students of Cromehurst Special School who live in The Cottage during the week and learn many of the skills essential for daily living, such as cooking, cleaning and shopping as a complement to their school programs. The Foundation keeps The Cottage running as well as supporting Cromehurst Special School.
Under the auspices of Rotary Australia World Community Services, this project facilitates the installation of supporting infrastructure for wheelchairs supplied by Wheelchairs for Kids in Bangladesh. The latter was established in 1998 and is making wheelchairs for impoverished disabled children in under resourced countries. The Rotary project commenced in the Shahjadpur District in Bangladesh in 2015 and to-date 50 infrastructure facilities have been provided with another 100 shortly to be started.