The Wilde and Woollard Canberra office sponsored the inaugural Lifecycle charity cycling event held around Lake Burley Griffin on the 13-15 September 2012. Lifecycle is set to become an annual 48 hour family cycling event aimed at raising funds and awareness for the Leukaemia Foundation. The Lifecycle Organisations long term goal is to raise funds for a purpose built care facility close to the Canberra Hospital, known as John James House.
As well as providing corporate sponsorship for the event, Wilde and Woollard Canberra also provided an indicative cost estimate for the proposed care facility, John James House. Wilde and Woollard Canberra will continue to provide professional services in support of the facility as the project progresses through design.
As part of the sponsorship Wilde and Woollard Canberra provided promotional materials including a tyre patch kit that was given to each participant in the event.
In total, the event raised over $120,000 in donations, exceeding all expectations for the first year of the event. The Wilde and Woollard Canberra office fielded a team of 16, including staff members, friends, family, and colleagues. In total, the Wilde and Woollard team completed 830km over the 48 hours, with Tim Coleman and Peter Spaven both completing over 100km. Through personal efforts the teams managed to raise over $4,500 in donations.
The Wilde and Woollard Canberra office are back in training for the 2013 event which will be held 18-20 October 2013. The team hopes to exceed both the distances ridden and donations raised in support of this worthy cause.
For more information on the event go to www.life-cycle.org.au or www.leukaemia.org.au.