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									                                                                                                                           October 13-24
My name is Mark Tookey.                                               an initiative of former NRL player Mark Tookey and
I am preparing to ride from
                                  Brett Meaclem in association with the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation (Cerebral
Logan to Canberra to raise
awareness of Cerebral Palsy       Palsy Health) and the Logan PCYC, aims to raise awareness and funds toward Cerebral
and much needed funds             Palsy (CP) research.
toward research of this
condition.                        With the support of Logan City Council, Mark along with nine other riders including Logan
                                  Deputy Mayor, Councillor Russell Lutton and Councillors Luke Smith and Lisa Bradley will
On February 15, 2007 my           ride their bikes a gruelling 1287kms to Canberra.
youngest daughter Chloe
was diagnosed with Cerebral
                                  Tour de France cyclist Jans Koerts will be flying out from Amsterdam to join the other
Palsy (spastic diplegia). I
                                  cyclists on their ride to Canberra.
know first hand the impact
this condition has on the
families of those diagnosed       With his high profile in the NRL community, Mark has enlisted the assistance of various
and I hope to raise more          celebrities, including Logan’s Councillors, to gain valuable media exposure. Negotiations
than $250,000 to fund             are currently underway with Channel Nine and The Footy Show as well as local media
research.                         outlets along the coast between Logan and Canberra.

The ride to Canberra will
                                  In order the raise the much needed funds for this cause, Mark and his team of riders need
take 12 days and will cover
                                  sponsors. Having a daughter with Cerebral Palsy, Mark knows, any small amount of
approximately 1300kms.
There will be various fund        money raised can make a difference. Sponsors will not only be helping towards funding
raising events along the way      research for CP but also gain valuable exposure through logo placement on the riders
and each rider has a target       uniforms as they make their way down the east coast of Australia.
of $10,000 to raise before
their place in the event is
secured.

What I need are sponsors
to get on board and get my
bum on a bike seat. I will                                                          Did you know, every 18 hours, a child is born with
publicly acknowledge all my                                                         Cerebral Palsy (CP)? What is CP? CP refers to
sponsors and will display       Brisbane           LOGAN
                                                                                    any one of a number of neurological disorders
their logos on my riding                                                            that appear in infancy or early childhood and
apparel and our support                                   Brunswick Heads           permanently affect body movement and muscle
vans.                                                      Grafton                  coordination.
                                                           Coffs Harbour
Any support would be greatly                                                        In Australia, one in 500 children are born with
                                                              South West Rocks
appreciated.                                                                        some degree of CP every year.
                                                              Port Macquarie
Mark Tookey                                                Taree
                                                                                    Former NRL player with South Queensland
                                                          Bulahdelah
                                                                                    Crushers, Parramatta Eels and New Zealand
                                                         Newcastle                  Warriors, has first hand experience with CP,
                                                      Parramatta                    having a daughter recently diagnosed with the
                                                    Berrima                         condition.
                               Canberra            Goulburn
                                                                                    Mark and Brett Meaclem met at the Royal
                                                                                    Children’s Hospital Foundation where Brett works
                                                                                    in Cerebral Palsy Health. It was this chance
                                                                                    meeting that gave way to the concept of riding
                                                                                    their bikes to Canberra to raise awareness and
                                                                                    much needed funding for CP research.




                                                                Logan City
There are 3 levels of sponsorship:
Gold, Silver (2 available), Bronze and associated sponsors.                             Bike Ride Route:
                                                                                        Monday 13 October Day 1
                                                                                        Logan to Brunswick Heads 149km
•   sponsor’s name & logo displayed prominently across the front and back of
    each rider’s shirt and down the side of pants                                       Tuesday 14 October Day 2
•   caps with the gold sponsor’s name used for any TV & press interviews or             Brunswick Heads to Grafton 185km
    public appearances
•   media coverage, television, radio and press                                         Wednesday 15 October Day 3
•   advertising on all brochures, pamphlets and correspondence of the ride              Grafton to Coffs Harbour 82km
•   community awareness of the sponsor’s involvement
•   banners and signage erected during interviews with the riders                       Thursday 16 October Day 4
•   recognition as a gold sponsor throughout the event                                  Coffs Harbour to
•   involvement in any part of the ride (as a nominated rider if interested)            South West Rocks 108km
•   company representation for the handing over of the fund raising cheque
                                                                                        Friday 17 October Day 5
                                                                                        South West Rocks to
                                                                                        Port Macquarie 87km
•   sponsor’s name displayed across the top of the biker’s pants (back) and
    shirt sleeves
                                                                                        Saturday 18 October Day 6
•   media coverage, television, radio and press
                                                                                        Port Macquarie to Taree 85km
•   advertising on all brochures, pamphlets and correspondence of the ride
•   community awareness of the sponsor’s involvement
•   banners and signage erected during interviews with the riders                       Sunday 19 October Day 7
•   recognition as a silver sponsor throughout the event                                Taree to Bulahdelah 73km

                                                                                        Monday 20 October Day 8
                                                                                        Bulahdelah to Newcastle 96km
•   sponsor’s name displayed on the back of rider’s shirt
•   media coverage, television, radio and press                                         Tuesday 21 October Day 9
•   advertising on all brochures, pamphlets and correspondence of the ride              Newcastle to Parramatta 148km
•   community awareness of the sponsor’s involvement
•   banners and signage erected during interviews with the riders                       Wednesday 22 October Day 10
•   recognition as a bronze sponsor throughout the event                                Parramatta to Berrima 110km

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES ARE RECOGNISED AS A BUSINESS EXPENSE
                                                                                        Thursday 23 October Day 11
AND ALL DONATIONS OVER TWO DOLLARS ARE FULLY TAX DEDUCTIBLE
                                                                                        Berrima to Goulburn 70km
All contributions over $500 will be acknowledged publicly.
Cheque donations can be made payable to Logan City PCYC ‘Ride for a                     Friday 24 October Day 12
Better Day’ and sent to Logan City PCYC, PO Box 152, Logan City DC 4114.                Goulburn to Canberra 92km


Direct Deposit Details
Logan City PCYC Bank Account
BSB: 064-003
A/C: 00090652
                                    For further information:
Account Name:                                                                        Logan City Council
                                    Management Team
QPCYWA AGENT 17
                                    Mark Tookey                                      Tim Coles
Note: Agent 17 must be included
                                    Colts Coach & Rugby League Development Officer   Community Engagement and Marketing
when making a direct deposit.
Please reference ‘Ride for a        Souths Logan Magpies and Canberra Raiders        Phone: (07) 3412 5041
better day’ and email PCYC at       Mobile: 0410 297 271                             Email: timcoles@logan.qld.gov.au
accounts@loganpcyc.org.au           Email: bigtooks10@hotmail.com
to advise that a deposit has
been made.

								
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