Ride for Riley Donation Tins
David Atkinson, Village Manager from Olympic Dam Village recently helped Nixon family raise $1130 for Ride for Riley fundraising campaign.
Chad Nixon is an ordinary father who works at Olympic Dam. His four-year old son, Riley Nixon was struck by Meningococcal Disease when he was eighteen months old, sadly losing both of his legs at the knees, also losing all his fingers leaving him with a substantial amount of body scarring.
For the past two years, there has been a fundraiser called Ride for Riley with over one hundred people attending each year. The event is run and put together by the Paige Weatherspoon Foundation. They play a significant role in raising awareness of the severity of Meningococcal.
The Paige Weatherspoon foundation is a passionately driven organisation run by a family who tragically lost their daughter, Paige, to Meningococcal.
People who work at the site promote the fundraising tins in the bar as well as go around during events and collect money for the event.
Matthew Trusler, our client from BHP, expressed his gratitude to the team for helping Nixon’s family as well as the contribution for fighting with Meningococcal in our community.