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Cross-team cyclists raise a sweat for youth mental health charity

Sydney, 11 November 2014

Teams from across Macquarie’s Sydney business took part in a stationary cycle fundraiser for ReachOut.com in November, raising more than $80,000 in a competition to find out who could ride the furthest in 60 minutes.

More than 30 people joined up to Macquarie teams Big COG, Macquarie All-Stars, Core Strength and Macquarie Funds with hundreds more watching the cyclists go nowhere at Macquarie’s new Sydney headquarters at 50 Martin Place.

Macquarie Funds Group event organiser Michael Price said there was a mix of cyclists and Macquarie celebrities amongst the teams. 

“In the end, the time bonuses for donations did their job and the team that raised the most money won the day," he said.

Coach of the winning team and COO of Macquarie Group, Nicole Sorbara, said the team were ecstatic to win the competition and raise so much for such a great cause

ReachOut.com by Inspire Foundation is Australia’s leading online youth mental health service, helping hundreds of thousands of people under 25 tackle everything from finding motivation to getting through tough times.

Last year’s cycle event raised more than $50,000 for Sunrise Children’s Homes in Cambodia.

 

Image caption: The Macquarie Funds team ready to roll in the cross-business cycle supporting ReachOut.com.