Dwellingup 100: Canning MHR Hastie and former PM Abbott to head up team of competitors raising money for Soldier On

Andrew Hastie.
Andrew Hastie.

CANNING MHR Andrew Hastie and former Prime Minister Tony Abbott are competing in the Act-Belong-Commit Dwellingup 100, WA’s premier mountain bike event on September 3.

Others in the Forces Challenge team include Tangney MRH Ben Morton, Dawesville Liberal candidate Zak Kirkup, and BGC Construction director Julian Ambrose.

They will raise money for the charity Soldier On.

The Forces Challenge requires all team members to complete a 40km circuit.

The team with the lowest combined time will win the D100 Forces Challenge perpetual Trophy.

Other event challenges include Dwellingup 100 Classic (100km), Dwellingup Team Relay (100km), Super 64km, Specialized 40km and the D14 (14km)

Mr Hastie said the Forces Challenge was a great way to raise money for Soldier On while also raising awareness of other agencies, like the emergency services.

“As an ADF veteran, I understand the importance of organisations like Soldier On, which provides a range of services and access to partner organisations to help former service personnel transition back into everyday life,” he said.

Soldier On is a not-for-profit organisation that supports contemporary veterans with physical or psychological wounds to build successful futures by focusing on their physical and mental health, family and community.

Every dollar donated goes towards programs to help former service personnel.

Soldier On is independent of the Government and relies on community donations, which help fund rehabilitation programs and equipment, as well as education, employment and empowerment.

Donations can be made by visiting https://soldieron.giveeasy.org/campaigns/join-andrew-hastie-and-team-for-a-40km-ride-to-raise-money-and-awareness-for-soldier-on/

The Dwellingup 100 will be held at the Dwellingup Football Oval.