The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) again showed their support for the Pollie Pedal 2019, which saw politicians this year ride hundreds of kilometres for the charity Soldier On.
The ride kicked off in Currumbin QLD on the 14th of July finished in Brisbane Sunday 21 July. The riders rode through regional communities in Queensland and Northern New South Wales to raise funds and awareness to support those who have served our nation.
The RRT’s volunteers provided free breakfast for up to 100 riders at each event, serving up a bacon and egg rolls, muesli, yoghurt, banana bread and barista made coffees to participants and volunteers.
RRT volunteers from the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church (PBCC) have been involved with Pollie Pedal since 2015, making this the fourth year the RRT have volunteered at the event.
RRT AU supported a total of seven Pollie Pedal events this year across Queensland commencing in Currumbin then on to Warwick, Toowoomba, Dalby, Kingaroy, Nambour and finally Brisbane.
Being a Christian charity, this year’s Pollie Pedal was the perfect vehicle for us to manifest our values of kindness and compassion by helping raise funds and awareness to support those who have served our nation.
“It is great to see so many influential people coming together within their communities for a charitable cause. And we hope our help goes a small way towards helping others and making their life a little bit easier”
Pollie Pedal was established in 1998 and for 22 years has given Members of Parliament a chance to connect with people outside of capital cities and off the beaten track whilst raising funds for good causes.
The proceeds of Pollie Pedal 2019 will go towards developing Soldier On’s rehabilitation facilities, which means your support this year will make a big difference for many years to come.
Since 1990, over 290,000 brave men and women have served our country in the Australian Defence Force. From wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to peacekeeping missions in East Timor, Bougainville, Cambodia, the Solomon Islands, Somalia and Rwanda, our veterans have undertaken extraordinary tasks in defence of our nation.