Being a good corporate citizen is important to us as we believe profits can still be made while caring for others and the environment. All at Avoca are committed to Avoca’s triple bottom line agenda and now that we are in our eighth year we are pleased to be able to state that we continue to achieve the goal of serving the community and our particular focus has been our continued commitment to Youth Focus in the initiative of Ride for Youth.
Avoca has committed for a number of years to be a team sponsor of the Ride for Youth. A ride of over 700 kilometres from Albany to Perth to raise funds for Youth Focus, a local charity committed to the prevention of youth suicide, depression and self- harm.
In 2013, the charity raised over $1.6 million. Click here to see how our fund raising is going.
Our founder Charles Elders has been one of the riders every year since 2005. This involves both training hard for the actual ride and also spending time raising funds for the charity.
In May 2010, Charles was appointed to the Board of Youth Focus, and in 2012 he was inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’ for his continued dedication and commitment. Charles has now taken up the position of Chairman of the Board.
Visit Youth Focus to find out more.
In April, 2014 Charles will be facing the challenge again and we will be seeking sponsorship for that ride. Thank you for all the support received for such a worthwhile cause.