Club Clipsal 1000 Kilometres for Kids

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February 3, 2017 by Ammi Trainor

Club Clipsal 1000 Supporting Kids in Need

Clipsal by Schneider Electric are committed to supporting kids in need at both Variety – the children’s charity, and the Julian Burton Burns Trust. Ashley Ralph, General Manager – Partner Programs, recently celebrated his eleventh year at Clipsal by Schneider Electric, and we are supporting him as he runs 1000 kilometres (100km a day for 10 days) from Melbourne to Adelaide, with the aim of raising $400,000 to be shared by the two charities.

Clipsal by Schneider Electric is committed to supporting kids in need at both Variety – the Children’s Charity and the Julian Burton Burns Trust. Ashley Ralph, General Manager – Partner Programs recently celebrated his eleventh year at Clipsal by Schneider Electric and in March 2017 he will run 1000 kilometres (100km a day for 10 days) from Melbourne to Adelaide, with the aim of raising $400,000 to be shared by the two charities. It is a massive challenge, but nothing compared to the challenges faced by burns victims, or children facing a life-threatening conditions every single day. By supporting Ashley on this epic run you can really help make a positive difference in many lives too. Find out more about this great cause by downloading the Information Sponsorship brochure today.

Travelling through regional Victoria and South Australia, Ashley will engage with local communities along the way. He is running from Clipsal by Schneider in Notting Hill, Melbourne, to Geelong where he will be met with Patrick Dangerfield, across to Colac, through Port Fairy crossing into South Australia through Mount Gambier. He will then travel up via Salt Creek to Wellington, Strathalbyn and finish on the final day down the straight of the Clipsal 1000 Adelaide track on Friday 3 March.

Ashley is no stranger to a challenge. In 2014, he cycled 2,800km over 14 days from Perth to Adelaide, in 2012 he placed 3rd in the Adelaide Ultra Marathon and in 2006 he cycled 3,000kms over 21 days, raising funds for other worthy causes. He is also an eight-time Ironman triathlon finisher, four-time half ironman finished and four-time 42km Marathon finisher.

Ashley says, “The Club Clipsal 1000 challenge is my biggest physical and mental challenge yet but it is nothing compared to the challenges faced by burns survivors and children facing a life-threatening condition every single day”.

Clipsal by Schneider Electric and Club Clipsal members are committed to the Club Clipsal 1000 challenge. “It is because of their generous support that we are well on our way to raising $400K collectively for the Julian Burton Burns Trust and Variety SA, ” Ashley said. To find out more about this amazing initiative please CLICK HERE.

Club Clipsal 1000 Car Raffle

Car Raffle

You could be the lucky winner of a new Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport Hatch in the Club Clipsal 1000 raffle valued at $26,773 RRP including on road costs. Tickets are $50 and are limited to 600 tickets. Simply purchase a raffle ticket and support Ashley Ralph, General Manager – Program Partners for Clipsal by Schneider Electric as he runs 1000km over 10 days for kids in need. Running from Melbourne to Adelaide, Ashley will be aiming to complete 100km per day, equivalent to 2.5 full marathons!

Proceeds from the raffle and Ashley’s fundraising will be shared between Variety SA and Julian Burton Burns Trust. Go to http://bit.ly/2h63CBW to purchase your raffle ticket today!

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Commit to get Fit

Walk, run, ride, cycle or swim

Join Ashley and support this great cause by committing to your own walk, run, swim or cycle challenge. Commit today and challenge yourself!

When: Complete your challenge either before the Club Clipsal 1000 or during Ashley’s run. Sign up today. Your challenges could be a state fun run, Tough Mudder, Marathon, Half Marathon, set cycling or walking distance, the opportunities are endless – what’s your challenge?

How: Decide on your challenge, Select ‘Register’ above and follow the prompts to set up your profile.
Then you can start your training; don’t forget to Fundraise its easy simply provide your colleagues, friends and family with the link to your own unique donation page!

For more information or register go to the Commit to get Fit page

Supported Charities

Club Clipsal proudly supports Variety – the Children’s Charity

Variety – the Children’s Charity is a national not-for-profit organisation committed to empowering Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs, to live, laugh and learn. By giving practical equipment, programs and experiences, Variety helps children in need to overcome whatever obstacles they face and live life to the fullest.

Variety’s mission is to help these children attain their full potential regardless of ability or background. Variety’s work allows children to gain mobility and freedom, to get out and about in the community, be able to communicate, achieve independence and increase self-esteem, and where possible the assistance to help them be integrated into mainstream schools and activities.

Find out more about Variety – the Children’s Charity here.

Clipsal by Schneider Electric proudly supports the Julian Burton Burns Trust

The Julian Burton Burns Trust is Australia’s leading non-profit organisation dedicated to burn injury. They are committed to influencing social change to reduce the incidence and impact of burn injury.

Burn injury is one of the top 3 causes of accidental death in children under five years of age and one of the 3 most common injuries suffered by an Australian each year.

The Julian Burton Burns Trust is committed to:

• Implementing school, community and Aboriginal burn prevention and first aid programs
• Advancing world class care through National Community Grants and patient care services
• Facilitating and enabling support programs for burn survivors and their families

Find out more about the Julian Burton Burns Trust here.

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