Tyson secures his first full time role

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5 September, 2018

We are super pumped to share that one of our 2018 Cycle of Change participants, Tyson, has gained his first full time job!

As the Contractor Shift Supervisor for two logistic companies, Toll iPec and Ceva Holden's, Tyson's role involves overseeing the organisation of over 100 employees. Not a bad effort in our books!

With an end goal of getting into the Army, 2019 is looking pretty sweet for Tyson who is well on his way to starting this process and achieving his goals for the future.

We are always so proud when Cycle of Change can have a positive and lasting effect on the students who participate. Playing a part in helping our crew with the life skills and self belief to take on awesome new roles, and work towards turning their goals into a reality, is what we're here for!

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Thanks to all who contributed to The Drive to Ride

When we launched The Drive to Ride in early 2019, it's safe to say we never expected the kind of response we received! We thought we might be kindly donated one or two bikes and maybe a few odds and ends to add to a collection of parts we could build on over the course of the year. We certainly never expected to put together an entire fleet of bikes, based purely on the goodness of people and their willingness to help others.

But that's exactly what happened!

We can't say thank you enough to everyone that donated their old mountain bikes towards The Drive to Ride; it was absolutely incredible for us to get out and be able to talk to these people, who came from all over the state, and chat about Lighthouse and what we do, and also find out more about each of the generous folk who kindly gifted their old bikes and parts to go towards future programs, while we were at it.

The layers of benefit to these donations for the disadvantaged youth we work with, are many. They represent an opportunity for these kids to get involved in healthy, productive, social behaviours, with people who care about them and want to encourage them to believe in their own potential. It's the chance for them to engage in getting stoked on life, and channel their energy towards productive pathways; getting their adrenaline rush from hitting the trails in the fresh air. It's going forward to respect the community that has helped make it possible. It's also the knowledge that people they didn't even know cared enough to donate these bikes, to give them these experiences.

We will now spend time refurbishing and giving the donated bikes a little bit of TLC, and getting them ready for our program participants to ride and tinker with in workshops designed to teach the skills of fixing and maintaining equipment.