There are many worthy causes around and we know it is important to regularly ‘get on your bike’ for charity, excuse the pun. At Equilibrium Air Conditioning, we believe in giving back to the community. Recently, we’ve had the opportunity to support a couple of people who literally ‘got on their bike’ for extremely worthy causes, the Tour de PIF Charity Ride and the MS Sydney to the Gong Ride.
Tour de PIF
Equilibrium was happy to sponsor one of our project partners from Built as he participated in the 2018 Tour de PIF charity ride on Friday, October 19th, raising vital funds for young, homeless Australians. Across Australia, there are 44,000 young people who are homeless and sleeping on our streets each night. We believe Australia to be a lucky and prosperous country, and yet this is an extremely confronting statistic in regards to our youth. In conjunction with the Property Industry Foundation, Built and other industry members would like to tackle the issue, and provide a way for helping young people to rebuild their lives.
All funds raised from the Tour de PIF event go towards the PIF House Program which builds homes and provides care for vulnerable children and youth. They have set a goal of building 125 bedrooms from 2017-2022, and we would love to see this achieved. Well done to the approximate 300 riders, and 270 walkers who took on Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and the Central Coast, raising a record amount of $350,000!!
MS Sydney to the Gong Ride
On Sunday 4th November, another project partner from Multiplex participated in the MS Sydney to the Gong ride with his team, “Lower North Shore Krankies”, raising much needed funds for Multiple Sclerosis. We were, once again, happy to sponsor the efforts of one of our valued project partners in raising funds for a worthy cause. Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating illness impacting the lives of around 25,600 Australians.
A popular event over the last 37 years, the Sydney to the Gong attracts cyclists from all walks of life to support their friends and family members who are battling MS. In 2018, an impressive $3,026,848 was raised and will be donated to help provide vital services and support for those living with multiple sclerosis. What a fantastic achievement.
As 2018 draws to a close, we feel grateful for the many opportunities we have had throughout the year to give back to the community that we love. As a business, we try to help where we can in lending a hand to those who need it most, and we look forward to the many projects and events and causes that will come our way in 2019. We wish everyone a Happy and Safe Christmas, and a fantastic start to the New Year.Full article