Ride for a cause

ECHO News – 11 May, 2017
Written by Michelle Beaven
Mt Helena resident Ben Ward is setting off on a fundraising venture which will see him riding a postie bike along the Gibb River Rd.
The married father of two will be leaving Sonny, 4, and Kit, 1, in the capable hands of my wife Nici while he embarks on the trip which is expected to take about eight or nine days.
The 6th Bright Blue Gibb River Postie Bike Ride is an adventure with a difference, with riders using Australia Post postie bikes to complete the trip.
The ride takes in epic scenery of the Kimberley, whilst negotiating creek crossings, unsealed roads and sleeping under the stars.
This year, due to popular demand, there will be two trips across the Gibb River Rd starting next month.
Mr Ward said he managed to get a postie bike from a family friend in Stoneville for training purposes in exchange for a carton of beer.



quizNeuroblastoma is a life-threatening childhood cancer most commonly occurring between the ages of just zero to five years. In order to aid the support and research for those affected by this significant condition, a group of year 12 IB students have organised a family quiz night to raise awareness of Neuroblastoma. All proceeds of this fundraiser will be going to Neuroblastoma Australia and the Bright Blue Foundation.
Hosted in the Scotch College Dickinson Centre on Saturday 3 December, this event will feature catering for dinner with non-alcoholic drinks, a quiz night with advocating guest speakers between rounds and prizes for winning tables, as well as a silent auction with a wide variety of items.


Court time for charity

Kalgoorlie Miner – 27 September, 2016
John Paul College students and Kalgoorlie-Boulder police officers battled it out on the basketball court to raise money for the Bright Blue fund.
A team of 12 officers competed against a team of seven Year 12 students and two staff members, with peers donating a gold coin to watch the action.
Despite the police having more substitute players, the JPC team fought hard and finished victorious by eight points.
The game was an initiative of local police and linked with the school’s week-long McAuley celebration in honour of Catherine McAuley and her contribution to Catholic education.


Bikers ride to remember

Kalgoorlie Miner – 12 September, 2016
Written by Natalie Nazzari
w2w-2016-picThe State’s Police Commissioner was one of 27 motorbike riders who passed through Coolgardie on Friday to remember police officers who have died in the line of duty.


World’s Toughest Mudder!

2015-09-16-1442383972-5440330-CliffJumpWTMTough Mudder is a military inspired obstacle course race, where people run a bush track about 20km long and have to conquer increasingly difficult obstacles, from crawling under barbed wire to jumping flaming hay bales up to the infamous Electric Shock Therapy.
For the truly motivated (and a bit nutty) there is World’s Toughest Mudder, a once a year event in Las Vegas where competitors run an 8km course with 16 obstacles per lap. The objective is to complete as many laps as possible in 24 hours.
Sergeant Chris James is competing in World’s Toughest Mudder this year (2016) and aiming to complete 10 laps! He thought it would be a great way to raise awareness and money for Bright Blue and help sick children. Chris is asking for a gold coin donation for every lap completed.
You can donate here, please include “World Toughest Mudder” in the comments.
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Minister takes on bike challenge

Broome Advertiser – 13 June, 2016
Written by Nicola Kalmar

Transport Minister Dean Nalder with his chief of staff Michael Buba.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder will be rattling his bones down the dusty Kimberley track after signing up for this year’s Bright Blue Gibb River Postie Bike Ride.
Mr Nalder was one of about 20 riders who left Broome last week on Australia Post postie bikes to embark on this year’s challenge.
The ride takes participants through the region to raise money for Bright Blue projects which includes supporting brain cancer research and funding the treatment and prevention of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
Now in it’s fourth year, the week-long ride takes in epic scenery of the Kimberley and will finish in Kununurra this Friday.
For more information, visit www.brightblue.org.au.

Top cop’s band fights kids’ disease

Kalgoorlie Miner – 23 May, 2016
Written by Leticia Laing

Laura de Jong, Senior Constable John Doyle, Constable Toni Nicholls and Shelagh Banner with Bright Blue bears to be auctioned at Cocktails for a Cure.

The Filth hope to entertain a big crowd for an upcoming fundraiser at the Kalgoorlie Golf Course.
The Police Commissioner’s band will be one of the highlights of the Cocktails For A Cure event, fundraising to fight a rare disease which mainly affects young children.
Kambalda resident Rebecca Horan, who is part of the organising committee for the night, said she became involved in fundraising when her five-year-old son, Harry, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma two years ago.


Big wheels keep turning for Children’s Cancer Institute

The West Australian –

Dan and Catherine Talbot get in some training. Picture: Michael O’Brien

Sitting atop a five-foot wheel and grinding along vast stretches of highway is the best way to see WA’s diverse landscape, Det-Sgt Dan Talbot says.
Det-Sgt Talbot, his wife Catherine, friends Peter Taplin, Dan Bolwell and Gokulan Gopal are riding from Perth to Kalgoorlie to raise money for the Children’s Cancer Institute.
But their mode of transport is far from conventional.