Darren Rutherford
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $2,500.00

My Message

In August 2018, I'll be joining a group of people to ride from Byron Bay to Noosa, a 550km charity cycle challenge, to support the KIDS Foundation and to honor a young boy, Dalton, who changed many lives and inspired this organisation to expand its services to reach more children like Brock and Dalton. 

Dalton was a little boy who suffered from 80% burns to his body as a result of an accident as a young child. He died in 2010 after a second tragic accident, when his family were returning from a holiday and the car was hit by a surge of water. Dalton's spirit for life was infectious and he left an impact on everyone he met. He attended many KIDS Foundation Burn Survivor camps, with his family.  

The funds I raise will allow KIDS to support children and their families that suffered horrific burns and other injuries to cope with the physical and emotional after-effects of living with life-changing injuries. 

Here's a little about the KIDS Foundation

Did you know 5000 children attend an emergency departments of hospitals everyday from an injury, many are serious and result in life-changing injuries? Childhood injury is the leading cause of hospitalisations in Australia.

The KIDS Foundation is a small but effective injury prevention and recovery charity that has been operating for almost 25 years. Next year, the charity wiill directly reach 100,000 children and families with its Seemore Safety program. It’s mission is to keep children safe and create a better life for those living with serious injury and burns.

Help me as I take on this challenge 

I have taken on this challenge to raise awareness of the KIDS Foundation amongst my friends, family and colleagues and raise funds to enable KIDS to truly become a national leader in injury prevention and recovery strategies that tackle Australia’s childhood injury problem.


- 83% funds go directly to running the KIDS injury prevention and recovery programs

- Direct reach is 20,000-30,000 children each year 

- KIDS has been operating for 23 years

- KIDS' work is internationally recognised with articles featured in the Australasian Journal of Early Childhood and Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education

- KIDS has received awards for their partnerships including a Prime Ministers Award for Community and Corporate Partnerships

I hope that you will consider supporting me in this challenge and help me to raise funds. 

Kind regards

Ride 4 KIDS team member!

Event Date
Aug 27, 2018 12:00 PM
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My Supporters (24)

Brett Hadley left a message
Aug 30, 2018 1:55 PM
Great work for a great cause by a great bloke. Hope you get good weather. Enjoy!!
Narelle left a message
Aug 27, 2018 8:25 AM
Good luck & enjoy Xo
ryan o'keefe left a message
Aug 25, 2018 6:56 PM
Enjoy the ride and stay safe, great work!
Ryan O'Keefe left a message
Aug 25, 2018 6:49 PM
Good luck mate, awesome work as always. Have a great ride for a great cause!
Katya Crema left a message
Aug 24, 2018 2:44 PM
Good luck Darren!! Congrats on smashing your fundraising target... Enjoy the ride!
Scott Cadby left a message
Aug 24, 2018 1:41 PM
Great work Ruddy - enjoy the ride and stay safe!
Adam B left a message
Aug 23, 2018 8:06 PM
Good luck Darren, this is a great cause.
Gene Bradley Kehoe left a message
Aug 23, 2018 3:41 PM
Good work Darren happy to support this.
SN left a message
Aug 23, 2018 9:16 AM
Enjoy mate! Awesome to see you continue your support of this great charity!
KC left a message
Aug 22, 2018 1:42 PM
Love your work.....
Matt left a message
Aug 22, 2018 10:07 AM
Enjoy the ride!
Susie left a message
Aug 21, 2018 12:49 PM
Looking forward to riding with you.
Sam Appleton left a message
Aug 21, 2018 12:34 PM
Good luck legends. For a great cause!
Bus left a message
Aug 20, 2018 10:59 AM
Good on you mate. Have a great ride for a fantastic cause.
Adrian left a message
Aug 20, 2018 9:19 AM
Looking forward to a fun week with the crew
Trav left a message
Aug 17, 2018 3:42 PM
Fantastic effort and great cause! Enjoy the ride!
Ian Vant left a message
Aug 17, 2018 2:55 PM
Good Luck Darren, We'll see you at the end!!
Shane left a message
Aug 17, 2018 11:40 AM
Well done Darren...enjoy the journey as much as the destination.
Luc GIlmore left a message
Aug 16, 2018 5:24 PM
Great effort Ruddy for a great cause!
JT left a message
Aug 16, 2018 12:54 PM
Great stuff mate - glad to be along for the ride!
Pikey left a message
Aug 15, 2018 1:11 PM
Our kids are the future of this great country. Good luck!
Boody left a message
Aug 14, 2018 5:41 PM
Good luck on the ride Ruddy. Awesome job mate!
Dylan left a message
Aug 14, 2018 3:28 PM
Good Luck Mate.
ROSSI. left a message
Aug 14, 2018 3:21 PM