Port Pirie in South Australia was the final stop in a ride by Catholic education leaders across the Port Pirie diocese for childhood cancer fittingly dubbed the Tour de Diocese, reports The Recorder.
Leading the team was St Joseph’s School principal Damian Smith from Peterborough. He and, fellow team member, Jason Mittiga had the idea as they’ve both had experiences working and living in communities where a child they’ve known has had cancer.
The team, which had more than 10 people riding in it, raised close to $20,000 for the Childhood Cancer Association. Their trip, which started in Morgan, took three days and upon arriving at the diocesan offices on Gertrude Street, Mr Smith said he didn’t feel 'too bad'.
Using the Everyday Hero website, Mr Smith and his team set a goal of $5000 to be raised for the ride, but were amazed when they eventually raised a whopping $18,713.65.
FULL STORY Tour de Dioceses raises money for childhood cancer (Recorder)