Let's Finance are proudly supporting the Youth Focus Ride for Youth.
The Ride for Youth is a fundraising event that was developed by Youth Focus in order to assist young Western Australians in need. The first cycle began in 2003 with just 24 participants and has since raised more than $12.5m.
Scott McCartney, Let’s Finance General Manager said that “this is the second year Let’s Finance have sponsored the Ride For Youth and we’re excited to see a familiar face in David, who was part of the Let’s Finance team last year, where a total of over $2.3m was raised by the event.”
The Let’s Finance cycle team, consisting of Leon Burgin, Dougal Burton, David Ligovich and Brad Wylynko will pedal over 700km’s from Albany to Perth while stopping off at High Schools to inform students on issues of youth suicide, depression, self-harm and the services that Youth Focus provide.
The ride begins on the Tuesday the 5th April and finishes up in Kings Park on Saturday the 9th April. In order to prepare for the ride, each team member has to complete over 6 months of training, 3 times per week. Mr McCartney said that “we’re keeping up to date on the team’s time trial progress and we’re extremely proud to be part of such a worthy cause.”
Team Captain Leon Burgin who is in his third year as a Ride for Youth cyclist said that "the stories heard at the school visits highlights how prevalent mental health issues are, not only amongst our youth but also within the broader society. During these visits I've seen firsthand the positive impact that Youth Focus is having in our community."
Youth Focus is an independent, not for profit organisation with a goal of assisting in the prevention of youth suicide, depression and self-harm.
If you would like to show your support, you can donate to the Ride for Youth team here, purchase a case of delicious Mad Bay wine or simply help to raise awareness for mental health.