(Pictured Left to Right) Mary Hackett, Shane Cary, David Bryant and Charlie Elders.
Day 1 of The Hawaiian Ride for Youth – Albany to Walpole via Denmark.
Charlie Elders and his wife Mary Hackett have been consistent riders in The Hawaiian Ride for Youth and Avoca have been a Team Sponsor since 2006!
This is Charlie’s 18th ride since 2005.
Charlie Says “Looking forward to completing my 18th ride in 2022 and the motivation to support the work that a great charity such as Youth Focus produces hasn’t waned.
As a community we are very lucky to have such an organisation provide the support to our young people especially in the current times when there is extra stress and uncertainly for those in need of help.
Being the MD of Avoca Insurance Brokers I am particularly proud that the commitment we made to become and team sponsor in 2005 and support this cause not only through our active engagement but through are continued financial commitment as a sponsor remains steadfast”
The ride spreads across 4-5 days with riders covering over 700kms on their way from Albany to Perth to raise funds and awareness for Youth Focus.
While cycling through towns in WA’s South West, Great Southern and Wheatbelt the riders visit high schools to engage with students on issues of youth suicide, depression, anxiety and self-harm.
The purpose of the Hawaiian Ride for Youth is to raise funds to support Youth Focus’ youth mental health services.