We bet you look forward to a hot shower and a good night’s sleep after a long ride. Are we right?
Unfortunately, a safe home and a warm bed isn’t a reality for many young West Australians. In fact, on any given night up to 6,000 young West Australians don’t have a place to call home. The good news? You can make an impact just by joining us for an incredible journey through WA’s countryside.
To participate in the Pipeline Challenge, each rider must raise a minimum of $1,000, with support crew members aiming to raise $500 each. All funds raised will support the work of Youth Futures who have been helping at-risk young people for three decades. Over this time we have heard countless stories from young people experiencing homelessness and how they came to be in that situation. Sadly, the common thread in their stories is that being homeless is considered a safer option than staying at home. We rarely meet a young person who is where they are now due solely to their own choices.
We are firm believers that every young person has a right to safe, secure accommodation and that an experience of homelessness shouldn’t define them or their future. With access to the right support, skills and opportunities we can help young people create a brighter future. Sadly though, some our programs have to turn away up to 86% of young people who call for help. That’s why we created the Pipeline Challenge; to raise funds that will ensure more young people can reach their potential.
During the registration process you will be given the option to set up a personal fundraising page. Remember to personalise and share this page, telling your friends, family and colleagues why you’re participating and why you want to raise money for Youth Futures. We will be sending through regular fundraising ideas and tips to make sure your fundraising is a success but if you have any questions along the way just give us a call, we’re more than happy to help!
Each year we pick a program the Pipeline Challenge funds will support. In 2019, $123,000 was raised for our Nest program which supports young parents experiencing homelessness remain custody of their babies through accommodation and support.