USG Boral presented a cheque for $25,000 to Henley Properties as contribution to the team’s fundraising goal for the Chain Reaction Victoria Ride 2018 cycling event.
Held from 17 March to 23 March in North Island, New Zealand, the Chain Reaction Victoria Ride saw the Australian corporate team of five riders, led by Henley General Manager Justin McDean, collectively raise more than $250,000 for two great charities: the Starlight Children's Foundation to fund the Starlight Express Room at Monash Children's Hospital, and Very Special Kids to fund the refurbishment of their children's hospice that provides short stay and end of life care for seriously ill children.
Team Henley covered more than 1000km over seven days, climbing more than 11,000m and taking in coastal towns, rainforest roads and the geological phenomena of Rotorua and Lake Taupo. The team received support from the USG Boral NZ team in the form of welcome packs containing sunscreen, energy gels and protein bars to help them reach the finish line and contribute to the overall $1,000,000 fundraising target of the event.
Mike Gibson, USG Boral State Manager VIC/TAS, said, “With USG Boral being a longstanding supporter and partner of Henley, we felt privileged to have been asked by Justin McDean to partake in and support such a noble cause. The challenge the Henley team undertook was immense. All of us at USG Boral were thrilled and honoured to enable this team to achieve their financial target and provide care packages for the daunting journey.”
Designed as the Ultimate Corporate Bike Challenge, Chain Reaction raises money for sick children by challenging senior executives who have a passion for cycling and an awareness of their corporate social responsibilities, to ride a 1,000-plus kilometre course in seven days.