Vanessa Pike-Russell
On Saturday May 8th I volunteered at the Ride Around The Lake charity bike ride event which raised money for My Place, MS, Fatherhood Foundation and their Dads For Kids initiative.

"my|place" provides medium to long term accommodation for young people. We support them practically by helping them to learn home-skills and social skills, and also encourage development in spiritual faith. The goal of my|place is to assist young people between the ages of 16-25 year to move towards independent living.
I started bright and early at 6.45am with a group of volunteers who were manning the BBQ and made over 300 Egg and Bacon Rolls for the hungry riders and volunteers. Almost $1200 was raised in BBQ sales which was donated to the Fatherhood Foundation, Dads 4 Kids.

Jamie and Phil master the BBQ and produce enough egg and bacon for over 300 egg and bacon rolls sold for Ride Around The Lake charity event
BBQ Egg and Bacon Roll staff at Ride Around the Lake fundraiser event

Many made the 40KM ride around Lake Illawarra with sponsorship of up to $3799 for one person! Teams rode together and supported their team mates along the way.

I met Claudia Blackmore and Josie Shanahan from team HOT WHEELS and they are jumping with joy for finishing the race.

Claudia Blackmore and Josie Shanahan jump for joy after riding 40km around the lake as part of team HOT WHEELS in the Ride Around The Lake charity bike ride event this weekend

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