Jim Keatch

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I'm challenging myself to ride 21ks each day for 21 days. ON AN AIRSTRIP!

I am taking on Challenge 21, as part of the CYCLE4SAM team, to raise funds to support sick kids who are cared for by the Women's and Children's Hospital. I'm a SA Country Fire Service Volunteer and for a number of years the SACFS has supported the Cycle4Sam 1000 km bike rides to raise funds for the hospital. 

Sam Roberts suffered from a very rare disease called Neuman-Pick Type3 and he died just before his 5th birthday. The care Sam and his family Marty, Michelle, Charlie and Lucy experienced from the WCH resulted in the bike rides. 

This year would have been Sam's 21 birthday, hence Challenge 21. 

Every challenge has to involve the number 21 in some way. 

I reckon my challenge is a unique one - The SACFS contracts a company called Aerotech to supply all the aircraft for the fire danger season: bombers, fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. Part of my work within the SACFS is with Air Operations.  Claremont Air Base, owned by Aerotech is the resident home of the aircraft when the fire season is on. I'll be riding laps of the airstrip at the airbase! 

Don't worry though, there won't be any aircraft on the airstrip while I'm there! So the SACFS and Aerotech are a part of my team and I'm a member of Team Cycle4Sam.

This is how the community works for the greater good.

The WCH Foundation relies on the generous contributions from the community to brighten the lives of patients and their families and support brilliant care at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

I'd love you to be a part of my team, follow my progress and support the challenge. Check the links or contact me and together we will make life a bit easier for the kids.

If you can it would be great to contribute by donating some funds. Could I humbly suggest a multiple of 21?

https://wchfoundation.org.au/challenge-21/

Thank you.

My Achievements

Uploaded a Profile Photo

Self Donated

Shared on Social

Thanked a Sponsor

First Donation

Created a Team

Reached 50% of Fundraising Goal

Earned Challenge 21 Beanie

Reached Fundraising Goal

Raised $1000

Received 21 Donations

In TOP 21 Fundraisers

My Updates

21kms a day for 21 days up and down the runway!

Wednesday 1st Sep
Day 1.
Only 20 days to go!! Beautiful scenery, best weather for a few months. Great way to start the Challenge. The photo gives you an idea of the view I have while riding.
It would be great if you would join me, in the Challenge, by donating to the cause.
#WCHFOUNDATION #Cycle4Sam #Challenge 21.
Big shout out to the SACFS, Aerotech and Dulwich Physiotherapy for their fantastic support.
Check out the link.
https://wchfoundation.org.au/challenge-21/

RIDE ON AN AIRSTRIP - STAY ALERT!

Wednesday 25th Aug
Start date is Sept 1st. So I'm in training at the moment.
Riding on the strip the other day I thought what would I do if an aircraft flew in to land while I was on the strip? 30 Seconds after deciding what to do a helicopter flew in to refuel!! No joke - it actually happened! Talk about immediate feedback on my decision making.
Great support from the CFS and from Aerotech.
Be part of the team and donate to the cause.
Care for kids'
#challenge21 #Cycle4Sam #WCHFoundation

Thank you to my Sponsors

$30

Anonymous

Saw your efforts on the Pembroke Old Scholars fb page. Well done!

$100

Ned Kinnear

Hi Mr Keatch, great work cycling >400km fir a terrific cause. Ned Kinnear

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Kylie Harvey

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Hayley Charlton

Amazing work Jim, such a great cause!

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Cate And Shane Hosking

Amazing effort dad, well done!

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Pam

Well done James. A marvellous effort.

$156.60

Catherine Howarth

Amazing job helping this family and so many others

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James Metz

Great cause! I hope the wind is at your back to make it that bit easier.

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Rachel Matters

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Kellie Fusco

Great work Jim

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Mark Winter

Love your work Keatchy! Very cool challenge and great cause…go well

$52.20

Lauren

Good job dad!

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Amy Morrow

Fantastic work Dad

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Simeon Telfer

Good on ya Jim

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Tegan Foster

Great work Jim

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Tom Keatchy

$30

Neil Slade

$31.32

Anonymous

$57.42

Dulwich Physiotherapy

Cycle well and cycle smart Jim!!

$57.42

Kym Hulme

Good on you Jim

$57.42

Theo Mackaay

Go for it, Jim!

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John And Jan

Go for it, Jim, … except when the aircraft are landing!

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Rob Sandford

Ride on!!

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Nicoli Ackland

All the best.

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Tim Earl

doodle doodle

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Jim Keatch

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Martin Roberts (C)

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$5,918.04

Edie

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$1,125.86

Lucy Roberts

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$844.17

Harry Oates

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$30.00

Charlie Roberts

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$2,040.56

Jim Keatch

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Sam Bush

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Michelle Roberts

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Jaimie Holland

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Shane Claridge

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Gemma Stewart

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Airlie Walters

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Minnie Gobolos

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Frankie Roberts

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peter Roberts

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Jed Hennessy

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Russell Ward

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Daisy Allen

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Rosemary Luke

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Smantha Slee

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Peter Noel

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Sara Fleming

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Judith Ward

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Jen ‘Wren’ Thomas

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Liv Nilsen

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Charlie Slee

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Christine Heath

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Andrew Walsh

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Sam Porter

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Marcus Trimboli

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Jamie Mason

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Teresa Parnis

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Tracy Waller

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Caroline Ward

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Michael and Julia Warley

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Roxanne Price

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Dominic Roberts

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James Blackburn

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Cheryl Minniss

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Simon Miller

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Therese PEDLER

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Kirsteen Calder

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Russell Heyzer

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Mark & Ruth

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Simon Briggs

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Timothy Bass

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Amber Wallace

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Adele Czechowicz

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Tom Daw

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Laura Magliaro

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Annie Daw

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Rohan Dennis

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Izzy Czechowicz

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Jack Holland

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Ally Ladas

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Alice Winter

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Monica Kleinrahm

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Amy Marin

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Courtney Rossi

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Matt Ward

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Eleanor Meegan

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Steve Button

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Vonny Armstrong

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Melissa Dennis

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Steph Slade

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Jenny Briggs

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Renee Chatterton

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Andrew Stace

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Michael Swaffer

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Hudson Haynes

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Amber Thomassen

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Chloe Holland

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Grant Schubert

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Gay Holland

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ella muecke

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Susan Ward

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Michelle Fairbrother

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David de Lacy

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Alison Munday

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Hugo WALLACE

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Nick Cheary

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Tom Cleghorn

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Ben Macphail

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