"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give"
GAR is a proud supporter of Australian and international charities.
Since it’s conception The Great Australian Ride has raised over $600,000 for charity.
How it all started....on a hope and a promise! I brought a big bad arse adventure bike and set out across Australia! With just enough money in my pocket to get across, my theory was I'd worry about the cost of the return trip if and when I reached Steep Point. Without doubt the most scariest thing I'd ever done. Happy to say I survived and made it back, in the process we managed to raise $5200.00 for the Royal Children's Hospital - Brisbane.
Stuart started The Great Australian Ride as a way of giving back, his daughter was born 2 months premature and she was in hospital for 4 weeks. "I am eternally grateful for the care and attention our daughter and family received. And I am very happy to say that our daughter is a strong and healthy 15 year old now and far cleverer than me! It has been truly wonderful to share all the amazing experiences with her. The ride has certainly given me hope and direction while connecting with fantastic people across this great land. I find that for some of us, when a huge reality gap opens, it helps us to clarify our purpose in life: we get in touch with 'the big picture', we reflect on what life is all about, we connect with our true core values, and grow and develop. We may even discover a greater cause or create a mission, which ignites our passion and gives us a sense of vitality. I have found it is far better give than to receive".
From 2011 - 2017 The Great Australian Ride were extremely proud to be associated with Sids and Kids Australia. Over 6 years GAR proudly supported this amazing charity, through our transcontinental crossing of Australia our teams worked relentlessly to raise awareness and $400,000 for Sids and Kids.
Sids and Kids is Australia’s leading authority on safe sleep and safer pregnancy advice, and bereavement support for anyone affected by the death of a baby or child.
THE GREAT INDIAN RIDE - MAKING IT'S MARK - RAISING 100,000.00 RUPEES FOR PLAN INDIA - EDUCATION FOR GIRLS.
In a bid to raise funds to support disadvantaged children and the education of young girls, four Australian adventurers are covering 5,500 km over 30 days on their bikes (Royal Enfields) from Srinagar to India's southernmost tip as part of the Great Indian Ride. They have so far raised $2,000 AUS dollars for the cause. The money would be donated to NGO Plan India. Lead rider, Rhys Puddicombe, who is also a former diplomat, praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for being positive but he believed "Kashmir is still a controversial issue".
GAR is excited to be associated with this great cause!
Monire! (Tumbuka) Moni! (Chichewa) Hello! My name is Stephan Mhambi. I grew up in Malawi, Africa until I was 16. I have been back to Malawi on 3 occasions and both occasions I have taken some school materials to help disadvantage children. In 2016 was a very memorable occasion when I went back to Malawi as I was given an opportunity by my father in law to take to my whole family. Before we went to Malawi, my wife Michelle Mhambi & I set up a Facebook page called Luwinga Area 1B to raise £1900 to help a school with 1900 students which we did achieved. We have now changed our Facebook page to Blessings 4 Malawi as since then we have been helping more just one school.
We are now raising £5000 so we can register as a Charity. With your donation no matter how small we can achieve this and make a big difference to disadvantage children in Malawi.
So far we have helped a school, completed building a Sunday school church & provided Christmas meal to 13 families in Mzuzu, Malawi. For more information about our journey so far please have a look at our Facebook page called Blessings 4 Malawi.
Thank you in advance and God bless!!
One of The Fred Hollows Foundation’s main driving principles is to end avoidable blindness and improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Our program in Australia works to do everything we can to make this happen.
94% of vision loss for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults is preventable or treatable
$25 can restore sight! Donate today and change a life.
"I believe the basic attribute of mankind is to look after each other.
To provide excellence in aeromedical and primary health care across Australia
The Royal Flying Doctor Service is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world, providing extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency service to people over an area of 7.69 million square kilometres.
Using the latest in aviation, medical and communications technology, the Royal Flying Doctor Service works to provide emergency medical and primary health care services to anyone who lives, works or travels in rural and remote Australia.
What we do
We make the cherished wishes of children and teenagers battling life-threatening medical conditions come true.
A wish is vital. We carefully design each one to build anticipation and resilience to help a child in the fight for their health.
Wishes give seriously ill kids hope for the future, strength to face the challenges of their illness and joy from their incredible wish experience.
2019 - 2021 GAR had the privilege to support and organizer the ALL WOMEN SIMPSON DESERT CROSSING. A world first!! 3 teams of trailblazing woman rode their motorcycles from Birdsville across the Simpson Desert to Mt Dare raising over $80,000 for Dolly's Dream.
Dolly’s Dream is committed to changing the culture of bullying by addressing the impact of bullying, anxiety, depression and youth suicide, through education and direct support to young people and families.