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Riding challenge for volunteers and participants

Wednesday, 7 June, 2017

GMHBA workplace volunteers undertook a riding challenge with Karingal St Laurence Adventure Based Learning Experiences (KABLE) participants at Barwon Valley Activity Centre last month.

The group joined KABLE's weekly program where they took up the task of learning to ride bikes that have been modified to enable independent use for people with a disability.  They then completed a riding circuit together.

Karingal St Laurence (KSL) BacLinks Foundation manager Joanne Forssman said the day was a fun-filled experience for all.

"KABLE offer a variety of activities to people of all abilities that are tailored to individual goals with an emphasis on team building, personal development, increasing confidence and fitness levels," she said.

"The KABLE participants were excited to involve the GMHBA team in their program, and were able to teach them a thing or two about cycling!"

GMHBA Community Manager Amy Gillett said the volunteers appreciated the team building experience.

"Our team really enjoy the volunteering opportunities with KSL BacLinks Foundation and this one is particularly popular given the cycling element," she said.  "Meeting new people is a really rewarding part of the process as is stepping out of comfort zones to learn new skills outside of the office environment."

This project is facilitated by KSL BacLinks Foundation, a service that brokers relationships between businesses and community groups, identifying needs, matching appropriate partners and coordinating and reporting on activities.

Pictured below: Volunteers and KABLE participants completing their bicycle challenge.

KABLE Bicycle Program

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