Cycling for children with disabilities

The best way to raise funds for a cause is to combine it with an activity you love. That is exactly what three members of the House with No Steps (now Aruma) team did as they cycled across Cambodia.

October 14, 2015

Often the best way to raise funds and awareness for a cause that is dear to you, is to combine it with an activity that you love.

That is exactly what three members of the House with No Steps (now Aruma) team – Lea, Denise and Gemma are doing right now as they cycle across Cambodia to raise funds for our children’s services.

Gemma is on the trip with her husband James as they are both keen cyclists and along with Lea and Denise, trained very hard to ensure that they were up to the challenge of cycling 350kms over 10 days from 5 – 15 October.

A common factor that bought these women together was their determination to not only raise funds but also make their local communities aware of the wonderful work that we do. “The best thing about my job is hearing the positive outcome stories of the people we support achieving their goals!,” says Denise.

The team is thriving under what is also a personal challenge for each of them. Lea sums it up best – “the adventure that we are on is challenging, rewarding and most of all, fills us with a sense of achievement”.

The funds raised will go towards continued refurbishment of the new Emergency Care and Respite facilities for the dozens of children who regularly access these services. Specialist support equipment, sensory items, toys and homely furniture for these homes are some of the necessary items that the team is hoping to fundraise for.

In the final run-up to the big event, all cylinders were firing and the team put in one big final push with not just training but also fundraising with movie nights and barbeques being just some of the fun ways they fundraised.

Read more about their amazing trip in their Adventure Blog!