Supporting these Charities in 2019

In excess of $1.75 million has been distributed to South Canterbury Organisations over 14 annual Rides.

The 2018 ride provided $153,000 for 7 local Charities and Community Organisations 125 riders raised $153,000 for Hospice SC, YMCA, Alzheimers, Graeme Dingle Foundation, Learning 4U, Riding for the Disabled-Geraldine
hospiceFor 30 years Hospice South Canterbury has been providing free palliative care to patients & their family/whanau under its mantra of “living every moment’’. Achieved through its seven-bed inpatient unit, daycare service, bereavement and counselling support, education in the community & a night sitting service in patients’ homes. Hospice directly touches the lives of approximately 200 South Canterbury families each year in their time of need. Hospice faces significant shortfalls in funding each year, and is extremely grateful for the support it receives from the Central South Island Charity Bike Ride.
 
 
YMCA HeaderYMCA South & Mid Canterbury is all about 'Investing in the Next Generation'. We offer youth support programmes and services like our award-winning Resiliency Toolkit Programme, which aims to equip young people in our region to be able to bounce back from whatever life throws at them. We also deliver accredited OSCAR Holiday Programmes, free Breakaway Youth Holiday Programmes and sport/recreation activities like archery and Bubble Football. We provide a range of FREE education programmes, BodyMindSpirit, Skills4Life and Level Up literacy & numeracy, and Drive2Work support-to-employment programme. We also operate a Driving School to help people progress to their full driver licence, and gain various license endorsements.
 
 
Life educationLife Education travels all over South Canterbury with a purpose-designed mobile classroom delivering a set of interactive lessons literally to the doorstep of schools - thus ensuring there will not be any barrier to learning.  We travel from the Waitaki to the Rangitata and from Caroline Bay to Mt Cook – and everywhere in between!  This is where the Educators deliver programmes to more than 6000 children from over 60 schools.  The lessons are focused on teaching children about healthy eating, being a good friend, good and bad substances and how their body works. The Educators liaise with classroom teachers to ensure the lessons are appropriate for their learning needs and successful for everyone using an integrated enquiry-based planning model.
 
 
MS South Canterbury LogoMultiple Sclerosis provide support, education and advocacy for people living with MS their families and Whanau. Their role is to educate and support not only the client but also the families and extended family, work colleges and the wider community. To foster and encourage the creation of opportunities for people wit MS to participate as fully as possible in all aspects of life.
 
 
AlzheimersAlzheimers South Canterbury is the only organisation in South Canterbury that provides support and education for those affected by dementia and given the incidence of dementia is increasing at an alarming rate, we are always stretched to the limit delivering our services.
 
Our experienced staff do a fantastic job in the community to ensure that we are providing the best professional support for carers and peoples with dementia in their own homes.   For those we know of in our community affected from early and progressive memory loss, and cognitive impairment, we help create, maintain and regularly review their care to ensure their health and well-being is supported and nurtured.
 
 
family works1Family Works supports families and individuals throughout South Canterbury, through a range of services that build on the strengths of families/whānau, children and young people. From counselling and social work support through to parenting programmes, we work alongside families as they face challenges and support them to flourish.
HeartkidsHeart Kids South Canterbury provides lifelong support to those born with a heart condition or acquire one in childhood.  Funding is used for local heart kids to attend Heart Kid Camps as well as to help parents attend National Conference.
dingleOur Trust delivers Life Skills and youth development programmes continuing with the very successful Kiwi Can programme here in South Canterbury. This is aimed at students from 5-12 years of age delivered once a week for every week of the school year.  School principals tell us that Kiwi Can has a noticeable effect on how well their children interact with each other – with significant.
Moreh Home IconMoreh Home is a unique rest home situated in Fairlie, providing care and support for up to 18 patients.  Moreh Home is the only rest home in New Zealand run on donations alone fully supported by the community .

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