For the third year in a row, local businessman Steve Rainbow donned lycra and showed the power of the pedal by riding 1200km to raise money for both the Humpty Dumpty and Children’s Hospital Foundations.
Steve, alongside other riders and support crews rode from the Royal North Shore Hospital in North Sydney to the Lady Cilento Hospital in Brisbane, raising vital funds for life-saving medical equipment and the Queensland Tumour Bank.
Riders participating needed to raise $7500, however Mr Rainbow’s fundraising efforts went above and beyond – totalling over $10,000. Steve said the donations raised from the past three bike rides have injected $15,000 worth of equipment into Ipswich Hospital alone, providing a Mediled Phototherapy Device, a Jaundice Detector Unit and from this year’s ride, a RAD 7 Pulse Oximeter.
“The money is so important to helping hospitals to get equipment they cannot normally have but really need,” Mr Rainbow said.
The Articulate Framing owner was supported through the generosity of big local businesses and organisations like the Metro International Hotel, The Ipswich Jets League Club, the Ipswich Trophy Centre, The Moggill Mt Crosby Lions Club and Swich On Inc, along with friends and family members across Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
“What is really great to know that these donations and equipment will really benefit our kids not only in our own Ipswich Hospital but also into other hospitals in Queensland and New South Wales,” Mr Rainbow said. Finally recovering from the big ride, Steve is already making plans to join the1200km ride again in 2018. Anyone wanting to join Steve or to become a sponsor contact Steve on 3496 1110.