BOQ employee Darryl Dixon to cycle 1200km for children in hospital

CYCLIST: Cyclist and Bank of Queensland Capalaba employee, Darryl Dixon will cycle 1200km in October in a charity ride. A fund raising day is being staged at the branch on September 12.

CYCLIST: Cyclist and Bank of Queensland Capalaba employee, Darryl Dixon will cycle 1200km in October in a charity ride. A fund raising day is being staged at the branch on September 12.

Cyclist and Bank of Queensland Capalaba employee, Darryl Dixon will cycle 1200km in October to raise money for the Children’s Hospital and the Humpty Dumpty foundations. This will be his 10th ride for the foundation.

The ride leaves Lady Cilento Children's Hospital on October 15 with stops at Coolangatta, Lismore, Warwick, Toowoomba and Nambour before returning to the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital on October 20.  The 1200kms for Kids Charity Bike riders will be making life-saving medical equipment donations to several hospitals along the bike ride route.  The funds raised for the Children’s Hospital Foundation will go to the Queensland Children’s tumour bank.

The 1200kms for Kids Charity Bike Ride was conceived in 2005 by friends Trevelyan Bale and Gary Richardson to give back to the hospitals that help sick children in Australia.  The inaugural ride took place in 2006 and to date the 1200kms for Kids charity bike ride has fundraised more than $17m.  

Mr Dixon said he was honoured and continually humbled by the opportunity to be able to make such a significant difference for sick kids throughout Australia.

“We cycle an average of about 200kms per day over the six days and get to experience a great deal of physical and mental stress. However this is nothing compared to the fight that many sick kids and their families experience on a daily basis. The smallest of donations can make a significant difference to support seriously ill children and their families.” 

The team from BOQ Capalaba, is hosting a donation day on Wednesday, September 12.  During the day, Mr Dixon will cycle on a stationary trainer inside the branch and the BOQ team will be collecting donations from customers and the general public, with a free cupcake for all donations over $2.

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