Concert and cycle to raise money for Asthma Foundation WA
Lindsay Gregory, a 68 year old avid cyclist from Kelmscott is hoping to make a real difference for the 10% of the WA population that are affected by asthma, through hosting a live concert on 3rd February in Maida Vale and then cycling between Perth and Melbourne in April 2017. Lindsay is supporting Asthma Foundation WA (AFWA) to raise vital funds for community programs and assistance for asthmatics, as well as fund respiratory research.
Lindsay was diagnosed late in life as an asthmatic, after suffering shortness of breath whilst out cycling. He has since gained control of his asthma through medication adherence, and has not let the respiratory condition hold him back from his passions of cycling and hockey. Not even a recent collision with a car whist on his bike, resulting in knee surgery has slowed him down. He was also inspired to fundraise and increase awareness of the seriousness of asthma after the recent thunderstorm asthma deaths in the eastern states, and reading about Byford 20 year old Fallon Munday who died from an asthma attack just over 12 months ago.
The live evening concert hosted by Lindsay will be at the Romancing the Stone Garden in Maida Vale on Friday 3 February 2017 and will feature the Monty Cotton Trio, who have appeared on TV’s The Voice. $25 Tickets available via Lindsay 0408 925 812 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathleen 0438 567 565. Light supper and chairs provided, plus heaps of prizes, giveaways and raffles on the night.
After participating in the ECU Freeway Bike Hike for Asthma on 26 March 2017, Lindsay will then get ready to cycle from Perth to Melbourne on 1 April 2017 on his 1968 Carlton cycle, all to raise funds and awareness of asthma. "I have participated in the Freeway Bike Hike previously, and have fundraised for AFWA before however I now want to expand my message and fundraising total further, through the concert and the trans Australia cycle," Lindsay said. "We have room for 300 people at the concert, and I encourage everyone looking for a fun night out, whilst raising funds for such a worthy cause to come along. If you are unable to attend then please consider a donation to AFWA," Lindsay urged.
Donations to support Lindsay's ride and fundraising efforts can be made via Lindsay’s Everyday Hero page.