Help us help “Hands Across The Water”
This year we have committed to raising $5,000 for the charity “Hands Across The Water”. There are 3 ways that you can be involved:
- Sponsor my 500km bike ride
- Enter a raffle for over $2,000 worth of kitchen appliances
- Buy a copy of the parody self-help book “Thinking For Yourself”
Why a 500km bike ride?
The challenge presented by Hands Across The Water is to use our skills to make a difference in other people’s lives and to push ourselves.
I’m a part of a business development group, Business Blueprint, and as a group they support Hands Across The Water. Each year they have a growing number of people do the fund raising and bike ride. Last year they raised over $500,000.
That’s a huge win for the orphans and is truly changing lives.
At the same time, however, those involved have changed.
The bike riding is a real challenge. The training before hand is demanding. Fund raising is time consuming. What it has done is taken our sites off our daily business concerns and often we need that. It helps achieve a better balance with our time and energy.
But the bike isn’t anywhere. It is in Thailand and finishes at the orphanage. It is a personal testimony to the need and the benefit. It is a clear demonstration that businesses in countries like Australia can make a difference to those who have no hope.
What is “Hands Across The Water”?
Hands Across The Water is an Australian charity founded in 2005 by Peter Baines OAM following the Boxing Day Tsunami.
Initially tasked with building a home for a local group of children left homeless and orphaned by the disaster, Hands has grown to now support seven operations and 400+ children throughout Thailand.
For more information on “Hands Across The Water” visit their website.