Giorgi has sponsored a dedicated group of cyclists for over 10 years.
Most of the group participates in the annual Hawaiian Ride for Youth, a charity event that sees over 150 riders cycle 700 km from Albany to Perth.
The ride raises funds for the organisation Youth Focus – a leading provider of youth mental health services in Western Australia. As the only specialist non-government youth mental health service in the State, the organisation works to prevent youth suicide and improve young people’s mental health and well-being.
Tragically, suicide remains the leading cause of death among young people aged between 15 and 24 in Australia. Mental health support has never been more important and the demand for services is ever-increasing. Funds raised through the event are crucial to Youth Focus’ operations and ensure the organisation can support young people with mental health services at no cost to the young person when they need it most.
Over the last 20 years, the Hawaiian Ride for Youth has raised over $30 million to assist thousands of young Western Australians and their families obtain much-needed counselling services.
During the ride, cyclists stop at several high schools to educate young people on the importance of mental health to help reduce stigmas around the subject. For most riders, the school visits are the highlight of the event, as it’s where they can see the difference they are making.
What began as a small charity event with 24 riders in 2003 has grown into one of Australia’s most prominent charity cycling events.
Giorgi is proud to support these cyclists and this important cause.
You can find out more about the ride via the link below.