In May this year 25 riders took part in the Red Shield Ride, riding 1,400km from Sydney to Melbourne to raise crucial funds for this year’s Red Shield Appeal. It was a gruelling 10 day ride that raised over $243,000.
Throughout the journey, our riders got to meet inspirational guest speakers who shared how their lives had been transformed through the work of The Salvation Army.
Jennifer, a successful lawyer, took part in the ride and raised over $13,000. She says she took part to “help make a difference to people in our community who are struggling”.
It is a cause close to her heart. Jennifer says “I owe much of where I am today to the Salvation Army. As a child, I remember on a number of occasions food shopping with my mother on food coupons. There simply wasn’t enough money in our household for food.
“I remember the excitement and joy I felt when we went shopping with our coupons. It was like Christmas morning but better. So now, over thirty years later, it is time that I give back.”