For years i have sought this Charity , http://soldieron.org.au/ ! With " Help4Heroes " in the UK , and " Wounded Warrior Project in the USA , i felt certain that Australians were supporting more than Legacy , that Noble Charity i remember volunteering Help to , back in the 1970's .
As i rode the routes of the " Le Tour , these past 15 seasons , i asked personalities such as " tomo " and racers such as " Stuey , Dodger & Robbie if they knew of an " Org. " that does the same work that is done in the UK & USA , helping to rehabilitate those Wounded in " Harms Way " . Being almost entirely in Europe these past years , i rely on SBS and SMH for the headlines . Mostly things like the "Melbourne Cup " and Political " fisticuffs " catch my attention . Those interests are likely to have been provoked by seeing or hearing some reference in Austria Media .
Today , whilst checking my Twitter feed i saw the following :
@kruddmp we've met before. Can you pls RT the link for my fundraising ride for SOLDIER ON?http://personalchallenge.gofundraise.com.au/page/chaddobbs pic.twitter.com/jbIamPHC
Can recall tweeting Ruddy and other personalities asking for redirection to an Oz Charity , but to no avail until today !
Now going to tweet @ChadPD and suggest he raise the bar from A$5000 , since his target is about to be reached . Will ask him to consider the possibility of using the 100th " Le Tour " as a Fund Raising Target , I should welcome the opportunity to assist ANY that wish to create a Team to ride the " Le Tour Route "! At present i am not able to get ALL the " Soldieron website " so will post the additional info as it becomes available . Not sure where @ChaddPD fits into " Soldieron " , but wish him success and congratulate him on his results todate . Would suggest that he consider " Tweeting " ALL the Aussie Cycle Racers , since there must be many other Expats like myself with an interest in helping OUR OWN ?
9th Dec 2012
Read recently that Chadd completed this event in about 7 hrs and there was a post in a " Berm Blog " describing his progress throughout that day . The fund raising resulted in about $5700+ , which exceeded his target !
Congrats Chad !