Join us next May for an epic five day, 600 km mountain bike adventure that will see you and your team mates trace the iconic golden pipeline from Kalgoorlie to the Perth hills. Simply get a team of 2-5 riders together and aim to raise $1,000 each before setting off from Kalgoorlie. The money you raise will make a huge difference to the lives of disadvantaged young West Australians who are supported by local charity Youth Futures.
We’ve included plenty of information to prepare you and your team for the trip so make sure you have a look around the website. If you can’t find the answer to your question anywhere give us a call on 08 9300 2677 or visit the Contact Us page.
The Pipeline Challenge is Youth Futures flagship fundraising event. Youth Futures is one of Western Australia’s oldest youth-specific charities and has been giving young people the support and skills they need for 30 years. After starting out as a simple idea to minimise young people experiencing homelessness back in 1988, we decided to adopt a more holistic approach to helping young people. As a result, our organisation grew to encompass a wide range of services such as:
- Accommodation and support for homeless young people
- Activities and intensive support for young refugees
- Alternative education for those disengaged with mainstream education
- Counselling for young victims of crime
- Driving programs for disadvantaged young people
- Drug Education and Support for homeless young people, and
- Emergency Relief (food hampers, clothing, medicine, furniture) for young people in financial stress.
The Pipeline Challenge was created to raise funds specifically for the Nest program which provides accommodation and support to young parents at-risk of losing custody of their baby due to homelessness or domestic violence. Since 2008 the Nest has supported hundreds of young families and in 2018/19 all Nest children were kept together with their parents - a tremendous achievement, not possible without the support of the Pipeline Challenge. Due to the success of the ride we're now able to fund the Nest program and pick an additional program for the Pipeline Challenge funds to support.