On target for youth

Natasha Lie and James Sutherland (front) with (back) Susan Holtmeulen, Ashley Holtmeulen, Alan Thomas and Bruce Sinclair. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d414412
Natasha Lie and James Sutherland (front) with (back) Susan Holtmeulen, Ashley Holtmeulen, Alan Thomas and Bruce Sinclair. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d414412

Each team member must raise $5000 before the April 1-5, 700km ride from Albany to Perth with money going to Youth Focus, which helps young people suffering from depression and their families.

Two members of the South Australian band lost a son to suicide.

Rider Alan Thomas, of Wembley Downs, said a friend from America who had lost her son to suicide and came to Perth as part of the grieving process prompted him to enter this year’s event.

Accountant Natasha Lie, of Hamersley, said she had dealt with farmers who were battling depression and looked forward to riding for a good cause.

The teams will also host a sundowner fundraiser on March 13 at the Mounts Bay Yacht Club with entertainment from musician Jay Grafton.

Visit www.rideforyouth.com.au or call Ms Lie on 0427 545 071.