Whether your preferred bike is a mountain bike, a BMX or trick bike, a road bike, a tandem or a hybrid bike, a unicycle or any other kind of bike, or whether you ride a motor bike, a trike, a scooter or a horse, why not get behind the Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life and dedicate one of your rides as a special fundraising event for this foundation.
We invite you to inspire your colleagues, family and friends to get behind you and support your special project with donations to the Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life.
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David Wren from Melbourne Australia has done numerous bicycle rides around the world to fundraise for Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life.
‘I invite you to follow me on my next journey riding through Pakistan in 2019 and donate to the important work of the Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life.’
David Wren from Melbourne, Australia has completed numerous bicycle rides around the world to fundraise for Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life. Meet David when he tells about his first epic ride halfway around the world in this video.
‘My mum Althea Wren spent the last 10 years of her life with severe Dementia. During Althea’s final five years she was unable to talk or recognise family members and friends. It was hard to watch mum live this way especially when in your late sixties you should be living a full and productive life. The experience of Mum’s dementia certainly had an effect on how I looked at life and how it should be lived. As the saying goes, ‘Life is short,’ and we need to pursue or follow the things that mean something to us. The around the world rides satisfies my personal need for travel and passion for new experiences.
Along the way I came across the Spark of Life Philosophy to Dementia and could see that this profound philosophy would have made the world of difference to my mother’s life. I then decided to dedicate my rides to raising funds for the Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life.’