03 May 2023, AU: More than $50,000 was raised at the Active Farmers “Cherry Ride for Resilience” event in Australia’s cherry capital of Young in the South West Slopes region of New South Wales.
Active Farmers is a NFP organisation dedicated to building stronger and more resilient farming communities through a range of activities.
The “Cherry Ride for Resilience” was held on the weekend of April 22 and included presentations by Wallabies Coach, Eddie Jones, Olympic skier, Jacqui Cooper and NRL legend Wayne Pearce.
Also Included was a 137-kilometre gruelling charity bike ride which commenced in Young and continued through Boorowa, Harden and surrounding areas.
Corteva Agriscience was a major sponsor of the weekend with staff also assisting at the event. The company has a keen focus on farmer health and “Cherry ride for Resilience” was an occasion that resonated with its values.
Corteva also sponsor and are heavily involved in a range of physical and mental health initiatives throughout the Australian agricultural industry.
The event and fundraising commenced on the Friday night with a cocktail evening at Grove Estate Winery and an inspiring and motivational talk by Wallabies Rugby Union coach, Eddie Jones.
It was a chance for many of the 200 strong crowd to quiz Eddie on the Wallabies chances in the World Cup to be held in France later this year.
He was quite positive about the Australian team’s chances in a very even field of countries from the southern and northern hemispheres.
Bike riders gathered under very chilly conditions early the next morning and embarked on their journey after some motivational pep talks.
Morning tea and lunch pit stops were supported by Margaret House, an organisation that provides emergency accommodation for victims of domestic violence or people who find themselves homeless due to crisis.
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