Merlo Coffee are proud to support the Prince Charles Hospital Foundation’s annual Cycle of Giving – this year raising over $60,000 to go towards vital medical research.
This annual ride is a primary fundraising event for the Prince Charles Hospital Foundation and the research that they are doing is pretty inspirational. This year alone, the total funds raised from this event is over $200,000, which is equivalent to 4,000 hours of crucial research.
Team Merlo were riding in the event alongside people who are either organ donor recipients themselves or family members of both donors or recipients who’ve experienced first-hand the amazing impact it has on people’s lives. To learn more, take a look at this video.
Geoff Fletcher (Fletch) is alive today because of the research undertaken as a direct result of this important event. He has just received his new heart and his now-wife (they got married while he was in the process of getting the transplant) are actively involved in the ride.
For them it’s an opportunity to give back, to celebrate life and the opportunity to pay it forward.