Why one Appco Australia employee is swapping corporate clothes for Lycra
Next month, Appco Australia employee Danielle Pedersen will Ride for Sick Kids – she’s one of the 40 brave cyclists who will be cycling across Victoria to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities.
“I am riding because I want to help families with seriously sick kids. I am a mum of four and I have been fortunate that they’re all healthy. I can only imagine the heartache and worry of these parents. I just want to be able to help them in some small way,” Danielle says.
This will be her second long-distance ride, ever. Danielle will cycle 80 kilometres from Lorne to Geelong on Monday 5 March and is hoping to raise $1,500.
The funds raised will go towards Ronald McDonald House Charities’ program in Victoria, which provides accommodation for families of seriously sick children who are being treated in nearby hospitals. The program keeps families together and close to where their child is being cared for.
To prepare for the ride, Danielle has hired a spin-bike and has been training each day. With an already busy schedule as Business Academy Manager, she says the only time she can train is before work – so she’s awake and riding at 4:30am!
Staff from Appco Australia have backed their colleague Greig Ward in Oxfam Trailwalker – a 50-kilometre hike from Melbourne to the Warburton Valley – to raise money for people living in poverty.
Appco Australia’s call centre team makes quality-assurance and verification calls to customers and donors to thank them for their purchase or pledge and to check that they’re 100 percent happy with the sign-up process.
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