Founder and CEO of GOOD, 70 year old Mike Jeffs recently rode 4,200K across Australia in the Ride for Compassion
On October 19, I completed the toughest physical/mental challenge of my life by completing the 4,200K ride across Australia from Perth to Newcastle in 33 days and what a joy and a relief it was to cross the finish line at Bar Beach where we were met by family and friends and all the Compassion staff.
For me personally it was a one of those life changing/defining moments and an experience I will never forget, and as a result was quite emotional when I finally crossed the finish line with all the other riders.
For us as riders we had to suffer a bit of hardship for only a month, but for the children in poverty we rode for, they have to live out their hardship every day of their lives – so my prayer is that our efforts will result in a breaking of the cycle of poverty in their lives and see them have a hope and a future they would otherwise not have!!!!
Our goal for the ride was to raise $1M and as I write I am pleased to report we are getting very close to achieving that objective and as for me I am about $30K away from achieving my personal fundraising goal.
So it is on that note I do want to THANK you all for your support and encouragement – it was like wind in my sails as I was riding, and now that I am home again and the enormity of the undertaking is starting to sink in, I have come to the conclusion that it was both the Cause and the support of so many that provided me with the inspiration to complete what will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for me.
Lastly, the quote that I shared with you previously has also been a powerful motivation for me:
‘It's not what you achieve in life that counts, rather the legacy you leave.'
Because it is my hope/prayer that the extreme challenge I have just undertaken will leave a legacy in the lives of children that will last for Eternity – so thanks again for being part of my team and seeing children’s lives changed forever as a result.
You can still support Mike's Fundraising efforts here