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Red Sky Ride: How it all began...

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I grew up in a small country town called Nyabing which had less than 100 people in it and it was just the norm to help people out when they needed it, I remember clearly as a child the community supporting families, particularly farming families where someone was seriously injured or killed in an accident with tasks like seeding, harvesting, shearing etc. to ensure they were looked after and that commitment to community has stayed with me.

When our niece Carys went through her cancer journey in 2007 which unfortunately did not have a good outcome, I was disappointed in the medical system and the lack of support and at that point was not aware of Solaris Cancer Care. Through my contact with Deb Macksy from Aurenda, the co-founder of the...

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Alan White (Iceman) - My involvement in the Red Sky Ride

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My participation in the Red Sky Ride came about through direct / indirect contact with Kim Gilbert, Zenith Insurance Services, the Founder of the ride, together with Deb Macksy. I had met Kim through business association and conferences relating to Retirement Living and Aged Care, which we had simultaneously attended in the early 2000’s.

At that time I was new to WA, having moved to the State with my family, to take up management roles with the Royal Australian Air Force Association. I actually remember the exact moment Kim and I became involved in trying to raise Charity funding for those less fortunate. I received a telephone call from Kim on Christmas Eve, indicating that he was seeking my involvement in providing cycling knowledge and...

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