Dangerfield and Alcott support Ashley running 1,000km in ten days for kids in need

21-Feb-2017 4:45 PM

Ashley Ralph, General Manager - Partner Programs for Clipsal by Schneider Electric has set himself a massive challenge to run 1000km over 10 days from Melbourne to Adelaide for what is believed to be the very first time. He is aiming to raise a staggering $400K to be shared between Variety – the Children’s Charity and the Julian Burton Burns Trust.

Setting off on Wednesday, 22 February, Ashley will be aiming to complete an average of 100km per day over the ten-day period, equivalent to running 2.5 marathons every day!

He has rallied support from several high profile businesses and people along the way, including Toyota Australia and Virgin Australia, three times Paralympic gold medalist and Variety Ambassador, Dylan Alcott who will meet him at Port Melbourne and 2016 Brownlow medalist, Patrick Dangerfield who will welcome him in Geelong.

Ashley’s first major pit stop will be at Toyota Australia’s Corporate Head Quarters in Port Melbourne at 8:00am on Wednesday 22 February. Toyota Australia’s President, Dave Buttner will greet Ashley, his support crew and twelve-year-old Anna who lives with a growth disorder affecting her joints, muscles, heart and lungs.   Ashley’s fundraising will go towards helping children just like Anna, who was granted an I-pad and mobility scooter from Variety totalling nearly $10,000.

Ashley will then set off through regional Victoria and South Australia, engaging local communities along the way before finishing in spectacular fashion down the finishing straight of the Clipsal 500 Adelaide on Friday, 3 March.

Available for interview:
  • Ashley Ralph, General Manager – Program Partners, Clipsal by Schneider Electric
  • Dylan Alcott OAM, three time gold medal winning Paralympian, Variety Ambassador
  • Julian Burton OAM, Founder & Executive Chair, Julian Burton Burns Trust
  • Janette Connolly, Chief Executive Officer, Variety the Children’s Charity, VIC
  • Anna, Variety Grant Recipient

For further information, please contact Ammi Trainor. M. 0488 055 028. E. ammi@varietysa.org.au.
To donate to the Club Clipsal 1000, visit clipsal.com/clubclipsal1000

Topic: Sports

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