Ride For Youth

A Youth Focus event for the prevention of youth suicide and depression


Roger Blow

Nickname: Blowey

Occupation: Lawyer

And so I commence the training and fundraising work for my third Ride for Youth event. Extra excited this year to be experiencing both a new team sponsor in Hawaiian and a new road journey with the Coastal route.

Each year I learn a heap more about the work that Youth Focus undertakes using the money that gets raised by RfY each year, and even more the desperate need for that work to continue and deepen in the WA Country communities that our pelotons visit each year. 

The statistics on youth suicide and depression are as shocking as they are undeniable. You can't argue with THE biggest killer of our young people.  More than traffic accidents, more than cancer.  And to my mind the most compelling part of the fundraising campaign each year is that every suicide, with the right combination of recognition, support and professional help, is avoidable. I find that to be a hell motivating force every year to help finance the work of Youth Focus and I would love to see my friends, clients and family come along with me on that journey.

If you can spare some dollars (or pounds for the Poms!) for this amazing cause then I'd be really grateful if you could click here on my donate button and follow the online instructions. Its easy and you can even get a charitable donation receipt for your next tax return. Thanks for reading :-)

Hero Wall

Phil Ward 2 months 4 days ago     Team Donation - $200
Antony Smithson 2 months 1 week ago
Great to see you make it after appearing to try very hard not to with some dodgy sounding excuses (had fight with bee and lost, might be in court)! Enjoy the ride and see you for the 3 Dams, cheers Ant & Lisa
Leah Pearson 2 months 1 week ago
Thank you for being a great team mate and getting me through the time trials. Best of luck for next week. #Goteamhawaiian
Cheryl & Brad Hogg 2 months 2 weeks ago
Go you shameless lycra and leather warrior! To come back from the year you just experienced is a milestone in itself and your superhuman efforts in staging the Battle of the Corporate Bands and this ride, are nothing short of astounding. You are an awesome human being Mr Blow. Balances out your lawyer thing. Blow hard our friend!
Roger Blow 2 months 2 weeks ago
Roger Blow 2 months 2 weeks ago
Corporate Battle of the Bands proceeds - thanks to everyone that contributed - yous know who you are :-)
Adrian Kluge 2 months 3 weeks ago
Thanks for your help DJ BLOW very much appreciated from the BLINGERS
Chris Roberts 2 months 3 weeks ago
Jo Harvey 5 months 1 week ago
Thanks so much Roger for helping James set up for the Yoga Tree Perth Rave. I know it wasn't your thing but we so appreciate you being there. Good luck next year on your ride. This is such a great cause and we are so happy to be able to donate in this way. :-)
Abbsie + Kylie Battle 6 months 4 weeks ago
Nice work Rog, back on you bike for March 2017 :)