The kilometres ticked over on the exercise bikes at ACH Group’s Kapara Residential Care Home as a group of residents took part in making wishes a reality for children with critical illness.
Sixteen residents of Kapara rode or walked to raise funds for Make-A-Wish’s fundraising campaign ‘Ride for Wishes’ held throughout March.
Mel, aged 92, rode 10 kilometres.
“In my younger years I did some competitive riding for a cycling club. I ride now to keep active,” Mel said. “I worked for local government throughout my career and therefore was very connected to my community and was also involved in charities. I like raising money for charity.”
Rose, 78, walked 20 kilometres. Markers were placed in the hallways of the Glenelg South care home for residents to record their distance.
Rose commented, “I like fundraising for children. When many people are involved in fundraising it can make a big difference.”
ACH Group CEO Frank Weits said, “Ride for Wishes has supported residents to stay active and is an opportunity to give back to others, which residents are passionate about.”
The team at Kapara had a fundraising goal of $1000 and raised more than $1100. To donate to the team and support Make-A-Wish visit https://fundraise.makeawish.org.au/fundraisers/KeenKapara
Download: Media release – Kapara residents Ride for Wishes for sick children