G ’day All,
Firstly I’d like to thank you all here at home and overseas for your generosity to support the 2021 DGR ride last weekend. Wow , the finish date for donations is Sunday 6th June and at the moment Australia is the second highest fundraiser in the world, Wollongong the second city in Australia and our team The FC’s is the highest fundraising team in Australia and wait for it, the third highest fundraising team in the world.
Sunday was a great day and the weather was crisp and clear, beautiful riding day. Our team met at 8am at Latani’s Cafe in Corrimal st Wollongong for breakfast and introduction of an added three guys. If you weren’t there by 8am there was an $100 fine to the cause !!! This fine applied to everyone. You always get one don’t ya! Yep we got one, so it was an expensive start to the day for us all. Dunno who the brainwave was that thought of that. We all road to Stanwell Park to meet for a briefing and a chat. We all left at approximately 10.45ish and headed along the coast around Wollongong Lighthouse and then on to Mt Kembla hotel. Here there was entertainment great food and an awesome afternoon, maybe two beers to awesome. What an absolutely great day. Once again Thank you all for supporting myself and the two foundations. I will attach a number of photos of the day
On 23rd of may 2021, I will be joining my fellow participants in The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, which supports fundraising & research into one of men's major health issues, prostate cancer and suicide prevention. I don't think there's been many of us who haven't been touched by one, or even both, of these illnesses.
Myself, and my distinguished mate, Ken, are partnering up again, in what will be our 4th consecutive year - 2018, 2019. 2020 (though we were prevented from riding, due to COVID, we still gave to the cause) & now 2021. And we will continue to do so, for as long as we can.
Ken and myself have raised over $50,000.00 to date. Proudly, & gratefully, due to our sponsors, we have been able to increase the money raised a little more each year. So, it goes without saying that we'd love to continue this trend, & beat last years figure, for a cause that is very close to our hearts.
I'm sure you will agree with me, when i say that these causes are very worthwhile, so put your hands in your pockets and help us, help those who truely need it. We'd also be truely grateful if you would go that little extra mile, & place the name, in your donation message, of a person who you would love to dedicate your donation to. Someone who has had to endure prostate cancer. We will display their name in a special way while we ride.
AND, Remember, if you are a male & over 50 years of age, PLEASE do yourself a favour, and see your GP and have the recommended regular check ups.
Sincerest Regards, Phill
have a great ride PHILL and KEN its for a good cause Take care
Well done raising money for a great cause. Enjoy your ride.
Love ya style Critch
Well done, great cause
A very worthy cause, enjoy your ride xx
Great work guys. it's a very worthy cause. Good luck and have fun! BJL
Go Phill! All the best
Phill Great work - have a great day mate - best to yourself and Ken
Good luck from the team at touchdown
A very worthy cause - Good luck Phill
Credit to you mate . Great cause .
Good on you mate gr8 cause.
Live to ride Ride to live Be safe Gentlemen
Good on you mate!
Such a worthy cause. Keep up the good work Phil & Ken - you should both be very proud of what you have raised so far.
Best of luck on a great cause! Cheers!
Keep out up mate
Well done Phill - great cause.
Good job Phil!
Sue and Scott Cram RIP Michael Neil “ Always remembered , Never forgotten “
Well Done Phill.
well done Phill, excellent cause and keep it up !!!
Great Work Pop!! We hope you raise lots of money for a great cause xoxo
Best of luck Phil. Great cause. David and Cathy.
Catch you for a cold one soon mate
Good job mate.
Good on you mate super worthy cause
Good luck Phill!
Good luck Phil and Ken what a great cause
Great effort to men's health, thank you.
Good Luck ..
Well done mate. Enjoy the ride
Great cause to get behind
It’s a great thing that your doing All the best
You know that this is a personal thing for Mark & I. Great event best wishes
Great cause supported by Phil & the team !!
A very worthwhile cause - all the best Phill
Well done Phil. Enjoy the ride Phil
So proud of Phill for supporting such an important issue Men's Health.
Great cause Phil. Good Luck. Alin
Gone for Erm being late
Team Fine paid
GOOD LUCK PHIL.
Thank you for helping raise awareness for a cause very close to our hearts x
Well Done Phill ! A great Cause !
Well done Phil.... great effort and cause.
Go Phill & Grandad!! An amazing cause to get behind, well done and enjoy the ride xxx
Good luck Phil, for a reat cause
Enjoy the ride - well done.
All the best for a great cause.
Have a great one, Phill and Ken!
Can't wait to come watch you all ride in this event, such a great cause. Awesome job raising so much money