After some time looking around for a suitable charity it was decided Seaview Lodge would donate $500 towards The Harry Perkins Ride to Conquer Cancer. Desiree who works as a collector at Path West in Osborne Park would make the ride from McCallum Park, overnight Mandurah and back.
There was a ceremony at 6:00am at the start line at McCallum Park where there were emotional and touching speeches from Cancer survivors and Harry Perkins. The total raised was $4.1 million with 830 riders participating. It took Desi 5 1/2 hrs on her 103 klm ride to Mandurah. The return journey was much harder with the strong winds and weather conditions, but she made it back to the finish line at 12:30. Desiree would like to pass onto all the Brethren of Seaview Lodge a huge thank you for supporting her in this very important cause.
Start of the ride at 05;30 McCallum Park
Arrived in Mandurah greeted by their boys
At the finish line again greeted by their boys cheering them on