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Simple idea reaps amazing results.

Cycling club, Mud, Sweat and Gears, have used a simple idea to make a real difference to struggling South Australians. The group has raised over $5000 for Baptist Care SA’s WestCare Centre.


Originally from Blackwood Hills Baptist Church, the club has expanded and grown; and includes approximately 40 members aged up to 83 years old who cycle together twice a week.


After years of riding together, group leader Dean Walding suggested the cycling crew had the opportunity to do something worthwhile by raising money to help others in the community. His idea was for each person to toss in a gold coin every time they stopped for coffee.


The group were enthusiastic and spontaneously generous. Their donations make a real difference, helping to replace old and tired kitchen facilities at the Centre.


“It’s great to see the benefits to the people who come to the WestCare Centre for support, but it’s also been fantastic for our riders. We feel great giving and there’s such valuable spin-offs for us in our Christian lives,” Dean explains. 


On behalf of Baptist Care SA, we would like to thank the Mud Sweat and Gears crew for your tremendous support!


There are so many ways that we can make a difference to our world and it’s inspiring to see how much can be achieved with a bright idea and a generous heart.


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