Lions president Chris Maguire supports Callum Small, Jo Ashley and Will Ashley.
Lions president Chris Maguire supports Callum Small, Jo Ashley and Will Ashley.

Trio ready for river adventure

WHEN Will Ashley first planned his epic fundraising bicycle ride, he couldn't have guessed how successful it would be.

Last year's Coffs Harbour to Sydney ride raised $11,500 for The Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

Now Will has decided to go another round of creative fundraising.

Along with his 18-year-old brother Jo Ashley and 17-year-old mate Callum Small, Will is embarking on a kayak trip: 2225km down the Murray River.

They estimate the trip will take about 40 days, with camping along the way.

The purpose of their trip is twofold: to spread a positive message about teenagers living life to the full, and to raise $10,000 for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

Will, Jo and Callum are being supported by the Coffs Harbour Pacific City Lions Club, which is contributing financially and also by linking the boys with Lions clubs along the Murray River.

For more information, check out www.everydayhero.com.au.



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