Swich On Inc is once again hosting their annual Swich On Inc Calcutta. It's the perfect way to start your Ipswich Cup weekend.
This year, funds raised will be going to support the 1200kms For Kids charity bike ride, with long time supporter Steve Rainbow taking part.
So what's the story behind our beneficiary?
Co-founders of the event, Trevelyan Bale and Gary Richardson were inspired to start this event after personal experiences with both, the Royal Children’s Hospital, Brisbane and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. Over the last 11 years, the riders of 1200Kms For Kids have banded together with one passionate goal – helping the kids! In just 11 years, 1200Kms For Kids has raised over $1,400,000.
Ipswich business owner Steve Rainbow is again jumping in the saddle for a good cause.
"I am Steve Rainbow, the owner of Articulate Framing here in Ipswich. Over the past 3 years of riding in this event, people like you have helped me raise over $35,000.00 and have helped to put in equipment to Ipswich Hospital from these funds. This year the ride is concentrated around Queensland and we will depart the Lady Cilento Hospital on the 15thof October and pedal our way around via the Gold Coast, Lismore, Warwick, Toowoomba, Nambour and return to the Lady Cilento the in Brisbane.
Every dollar helps so if you can spare some change into the tin you will help in a big way to put equipment into a lot of smaller rural Hospitals as well as the Qld Tumour Bank. Last year we managed to donate over $100,000.00 to these worthy causes.
I thank you personally for your support and if you wish to donate more than some change go to our website and find my mugshot, follow the links and donate as you can. For more information or if you would like to ride/support us, call me on 0416277307 or call into the shop at Nolans Plaza and I am happy to explain more about the ride to you."
When and where?
Friday, 15th June from 3.30pm at the North Ipswich Reserve Function Centre.