We are very proud to announce that the Dept. of Health and Ageing have donated $10,000 to our total enabling us to reach our target of $100,000.
|JUVENILE ARTHRITIS ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP|
If you have a child with Juvenile Arthritis you may wish to join our chat group. CLICK HERE
|TRIKE AROUND AUSTRALIA|
Launched 23rd June 2004 by PM John Howard from New Parliament House Canberra. Completed 10th March 2006 Parramatta NSW.
To all of our sponsors and to everyone who helped us along the way.
|LARGEST DONATION FROM A SHIRE COUNCIL|
Hawkesbury City Council NSW $750.
Emerald Shire Council QLD $500. Melbourne City Council VIC $500.
|HIGHEST FUNDRAISING TOWNS|
Mildura/Red Cliffs VIC $1,591.15.
Melbourne VIC $1,261.35.
Innisfail QLD $1,165.65.
Final Collection Total: $107,159.85
Days on the Road: 566
Total KM travelled: 67,219
Number of towns visited: 408
NSW Total: $42,763.40
QLD Total: $32,560.70
NT Total: $1,345.15
WA Total: $5,479.95
SA Total: $4,612.80
VIC Total: $10,283.00
ACT Total: $10,089.90
All funds raised will go to our nominated charity:
|VIEW THE 'TRIKE AROUND AUSTRALIA' GUESTBOOK
Message: It was good to meet you today and I look forward to when you visit again.
Bob Durbin ()
My name is Sam, I am 16 and have JR Arthritis. I think what you are doing is great! If you come through the Blue Mountains let me know.
I have had alot of trouble with my Arthritis. Mainly because my friends thought it as a disease. I lost my friends, i was teased and I was really sick. It is better now. I have great friends now and the people who gave me such a hard time have left my school.
Well, I just thought I would say thankyou for what you are doing!
Samantha Kingsley Bell (Blue Mountains)
I spoke to you the other day (not sure if I gave you my name though) about the
awareness/fundraising ride you're doing for Arthritis. My little nearly two
year old has JRA (since 13 months) and hasn't had good news. Friday we had to
see his Paed Rheumatologist who's putting him on the Big Gun meds-
What I wanted to let you know is our contact details in case you can provide
more info for our newsroom at KOFM and NXFM in Newcastle, NSW.. (the number 1
and 2 stations in the city.) Phone: 02) 4942 4812 Fax: 02) 4942 3860
email firstname.lastname@example.org (that'll get both stations)
Jo King (Newcastle)
Hi there, my name is Julies and I am 27yrs old who has been suffering from
RA since I was 7yrs old . I have been looking on your web site and see your
going to be up in Tailem Bend on the 13/7/05, I was wondering how long are
you going to be there for because I would like to see your bike and ask you
about what your Foundation does if thats possible.
I hope to see you and your bike in Tailem Bend or when you come to Adelaide
I can't wait because I have been on a bike before but not like yours it
looks really cool and I love the colour.
Jules Sky (Tailem Bend)
Message: Hi Guys.
I am the prac student teaching at Bald Blair school near Guyra. Just wanted to congratulate you on the great job you are doing. You are giving up a lot of your own time to raise money for a good cause which is just inspirational. Keep up the awesome work and all the best with your trek. Will keep reading here to find out how things are going. All the best,
Melitta Smith (Guyra)
Message: Dear Garry and Doreen,
Johnny and I are cousins I am 11 and he is 7.We go to Gundagai South Public School.We really liked your trike.We would like to thank you for coming and visiting our school.You must be very nice people to do all of that voulenteer work.We really love you cool hair.We hope you have a very good time travelling around Australia and you travel safely.Please write back from Johnny & Jess.
Johnny & Jess (Gundagai)
Message: Hi,we're from Yoogali Public School and we just wanted to say that we really enjoyed your visit and we wanted to thank you for showing us your trike. Hope your trip is sucessful. CYA!!! Dan & Brett :)
Dan & Brett (Griffith)
Hi Doreen & Garry
Just thought I’d drop you a line and see how your trip / grasshopper collection is going?!
Hope all is going well and the donations are coming your way.
All going great in Coonamble – albeit slightly warmer.
Anyway happy travels.
And pup Jess sends her regards also J
Deb from WARFM (Coonamble)
Message: I really learnt a lot when you came to my school!I think that you rock and that this is a greaty charity!
What's it like to live in that small caravan? I found your talk interesting.
Louise rouch (tumbarumba)
Message: Hi My name is Tracey West and my 4and a half yr old daughter suffer from juvinlie arthritis.We live in Rockingham in Western Australis and would love to meet you when you come to our town in Jan '06. Best wishes on your adventure Tracey and Bethany West
Tracey West (Rockingham)
Message: Hi My name is Julie, I have RA which i have had since I was 7yrs old. I have had so many joint replacementsdone since I was 16yrs old when I had my hips done at the same time. At the moment my left hip replacement has moved which has made things really hard and painful.
I was wondering if u have been to SA yet?, or have i missed meeting u guys.
Julie Frankcom (South Australia)
There is now an online support group for Australian families affected by JRA, regardless of their location in this big land of ours.
We'd appreciate it if you could possibly pop a link on your website so potential members can find us!
Message: Hi, we liked your visit to Inglewood State school it was fun to sit in your trike, I wonder if the price is right! I hope you get as much money raised as you want. Good luck. Oh and you rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Charles Lund (Inglewood)
Hi Gary and Doreen,
My name is Louise Quire and I'm from Texas. I really liked your terrific talk about arthritis. I knew affected children, but I didn't know that arthritis affected two year old kids and they had steriods injected into there joints! I hope you get a total of more than $1 million when you finish. You're nearly half way there! I love your trike. It's a bit cute. So is your mini caravan. Thanks for letting us dress up. Gary, don't run over Doreen again!
These are some questions I would like to ask you-
How do both of you fit into the mini van?
Gary, has your hair always been like that?
How much did the trike cost?
I hope you have fun!!!!!!!!!!
Dear Garry and Doreen
I'm Mellissa Middleton from Texas. (I was the one in the leather jacket). Thank you for coming to our town and visiting our school. I liked your hair
because it was pink. I hope you achieve your goal of $1000000.
HI GARRY AND DOREEN
THANKS FOR THE TERRIFIC PRESENTATION YOU GAVE US YESTERDAY. YOUR TRIKE IS REALLY COOL. I DID NOT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT ARTHRITIS BEFORE YOUR VISIT.I HOPE YOU ACHIVE YOUR GOALOF ONE MILLION DOLLARS. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.
G'day Garry and Doreen,
Thank you visiting the Healthy Town of Texas. By the way, my name is Sean Hamel. You know the one next to the boy who was asking silly questions. Any way I'm the boy who always get's strait A's in school.......NOT. I love your Trike and thanks for giving us a talk on arthritus.
Wonderful meeting you today and proud of your efforts to date. Great website. Hope to see you on the roads again one day.
SKI & XT CHRISTIANSEN (Lowood QLD)
Amazing machine and amazing people raising the awareness of a crippling and often ignored disease. Heart warming to see the gingerbeer badge. All the best.
Ross McManus (Toowoomba)
Hi this is Chris Hansford from Oakey state school i showed you our poem on ARTHRITIS please enjoy my poem
Recovery i hope
The excrusiating pain
I want no more
Suffering at the end
From Chris Hansford
Chris Hansford (Oakey)
Hi my name is Dannielle Balfour and We went back into class and we did a poem on Arthritis.And here is mine.
Aching all over
Right leg all stiff
Trying to stand up
Hearing things whisper in my ears
I need help quick
Saying help me!!!!!!
Well I hope you like it and have a good trip hope to here from you soon The sticker is on my car. Thank you for the visit and good luck.
Dannielle Balfour (Oakey)
Hi i am Daniel Janusch i am from oakey state school i showed you my poem on arthritis so enjoy my poem
Able to move but slowly they do
Raging with pain
They have it from start to finish
Hated by some
Rejected by friends
Trying to break free of pain
Imposible to go away
Strong outside but hurting
by Daniel Jannusch
Daniel Jannusch (Oakey)
Just sent an email to Gary & Doreen congratulating them on thier dedication to such a worthy cause.Had the pleasure of joining them for a cuppa today. Great stuff & keep up the good work.
Cheers/Karl, Tina & Family
Karl Graham (Jimbour Qld)
would you be able to send me a picture of the trike because my dad didnt get to see it and i would realy like to show him thank you for talking to my school i think you convinced a lot of kids to stop cracking their nuckles. thanks jodie
jodie ingleton (dalby QLD)