Club Rivers staff have a White Ribbon day

Big effort: Club Rivers staff hit the cycle studio for five hours straight last Saturday to raise funds for White Ribbon Australia.
Big effort: Club Rivers staff hit the cycle studio for five hours straight last Saturday to raise funds for White Ribbon Australia.

Club Rivers staff hit the cycle studio for five hours straight last Saturday to raise funds for White Ribbon Australia.

The club staff partnered with local Highlow Fitness Riverwood to host the spinathon fund raising challenge.

Cycling from 7am to midday, the staff, residents and local businesses were able to raise more than $4000 for White Ribbon Australia.

The fundraising idea was born after Club Rivers recently attended a St George Liquor Accord meeting where it was discussed that domestic violence is on the increase within the St George region.

“There has been a 47 per cent increase in domestic violence with the St George area over the last eight years” said John Green of AHA, NSW).

Hearing statistics such as these made Club Rivers want to get on the front foot and to help where they could.

“With domestic violence prevalent in our local area, we wanted to support our community and make a difference by raising funds and awareness” Club Rivers marketing and communications manager Nicole Heinrich said.