On Wednesday 25th February, the Lilyroo Ride Jaggad Team Night was held at The Milk Bar in Elwood, Melbourne. The night was a great success with approximately 40 Riders, Volunteers and Sponsors attending to officially launch the inaugural Lilyroo Ride kit.
Pete kicked the night off by thanking the whole Lilyroo Fund committee for all their hard work bringing the Lilyroo Ride to life since its official launch on August 7th 2014. He also paid tribute to the fantastic Lilyroo Ride team for choosing to join us on our journey from Adelaide to Melbourne and the energy and enthusiasm they all bring. He was delighted to announce that the riders and volunteers alone had already raised over $42,000, meaning the fund as whole has raised over $100,000 – a staggering total. Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Lilyroo Fund since its inception in April 2014.
A/Prof Carl Kuschel, Medical Director Neonatal Services at the Royal Women’s Hospital, then gave an update on the NISC Unit at the Women’s and was delighted to reveal that the Lilyroo Fund’s next purchase will be a new portable ultrasound machine – an incredibly important piece of equipment for the NISC unit.
Steve Greene, CEO of Jaggad, interviewed Jaggad Athlete, Professional Triathlete and Lilyroo Ride Ambassador, Lachie Kerin about his forthcoming race at Ironman Melbourne and his role on the Lilyroo Ride.
Lilyroo Ride Director, Mark Watkin, then briefed everybody on the ride, the milestones achieved so far, and what lies ahead before the start of the ride on April 5th.
The official Lilyroo Ride kit, designed and made by Jaggad, was then unveiled. We cannot wait for our riders to wear them as they journey from Adelaide to Melbourne.
The Lilyroo Fund would like to thank everyone who attended the night, in particular:
- Steve Greene and the whole Jaggad team for hosting the night and for the very generous 15 % discount + 15% donation offered on all clothing to those who attended, and friends and supporters of the Lilyroo Fund
- Carl Kuschel and Sue Morisset for representing the Royal Women’s Hospital
- Matt Nebbs and Michael Boltman from Road Rash Kit/Brenniston
- Our three fantastic kit models: Robert Eppinger, Hugh Peck and Lachie Kerin.
Finally a big thank you to the Lilyroo Fund committee, particularly Mark Watkin, for all the time and effort put into making the night possible, and his excellent running of the night.
More photos from our launch night can be seen on our Facebook page.