Sponsored for success

Castlemaine Rouleurs rode another successful Murray to Moyne Cycle Relay raising the funds to buy two new Vital Signs Monitors for the Dhelkaya Health Castlemaine Health campus. With the 2023 relay under their belts the Castlemaine Rouleurs is a team of champions and a champion team! Their record covers 12,000 kms and fundraising of over $650,000 for our hospital.

In addition to the donations received from friends and family, one of the keys to their success was the generous sponsorship provided to the team by companies who had riders on their staff. RMG backed rider Ben Priest for his ninth Murray to Moyne. Ben works for RMG as an engineer as does his brother Jeremy. Jeremy has in the past also ridden for the Rouleurs. Ben and Jeremy are second generation Castlemaine Rouleurs with their father Phil having ridden an incredible 17 times!

RMG are a project and engineering service with offices in Bendigo, Melbourne, Geelong and Ballarat. Tim Dunlop CEO said, “With a significant number of the RMG team residing in the Mount Alexander Shire, and much of our work happening in Shire communities, we’re very pleased to do what we can to help raise money for Dhelkaya Health and support the health and social benefits of the ride.”

Vossloh Cogifer Australia are an award-winning manufacturer of rail infrastructure in Australia. Their Castlemaine site specialises in turnout systems, signalling products and signalling systems. They have backed rider Gary Roberts who is the Quality, Environment, Health and Safety Manager (QEHS).

Gary is clearly the right man for the job as he estimates he rides about 200kms a week, “I don’t try to hit a quantity of kilometres, but I do try and use the bike instead of the car.” A health wellbeing and green tick for Gary and Vossloh.

Gary first rode in the Murray to Moyne about seven years ago with another team, subsequently joining the Castlemaine Rouleurs on two rides. He is modest about his contribution to the teams 2023 campaign but it was substantial, and he sizzled sausages galore on several Sundays.

Boris Rozentoul General Manager said, “I am very pleased that Vossloh Cogifer Australia has contributed to such a worthy cause.”

Dhelkaya Health is so grateful to both the riders for gaining the support of the companies who backed them to replace vital signs monitoring equipment. As CEO Sue Race pointed out, “this shows the power of community fundraising initiatives and the impact that business and community create together.”

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