Soon to open, Pete’s Place is Coffs Harbour’s newest community initiative, providing drop in shower and laundry facilities to those facing homelessness.
Today, the C.ex Community Crew called in to meet the facility manager, Dave and gifted some towels ready for when the centre opens.
Pete’s Place is located at the Coffs Harbour Neighbourhood Centre and will operate five days per week with plans to open early 2018. The project was made possible through funding provided by Coffs Harbour City Council and was initiated by St. Vincent de Paul, Rotary Club Of Coffs Harbour South, CHESS Employment & Support Services, Coffs Harbour Neighbourhood Centre and New Horizons Coffs Harbour.
C.ex Group is delighted to have partnered with McDonald’s and Coffs City Rotary to deliver the 2017 C.ex McDonald’s Cycle Challenge. The event was a huge success, with 567 riders enjoying a beautiful sunny winter’s day along with a warm community atmosphere on August 6.
Over 400 participants rode in the four main events; 20km, 40km, 60km and 100km and the 10km Family Ride attracted 56 families. Elite riders, riders with disabilities, dynamic young riders along with eager grandparents all rode at their own pace.
The C.ex Community Crew assisted Rotary with registrations on the Saturday and were part of the action on Sunday, with C.ex Group Mascot, Chocolate Moose officially starting the family ride.
The C.ex McDonald’s Cycle Challenge is a great community event, fostering the Coffs community spirit and a healthy lifestyle, whilst donating all proceeds to local and Rotary charities. We look forward to being part of the event for many years to come.
The fourth C.ex Community Crew Sleep Out was held on Wednesday 28 June 2017 at the C.ex Coffs International Stadium. The annual fundraising event is held during June each year and encourages all community members to register and sleep out for the night, enduring what 105,000 homeless Australians experience on any given night.
The event saw 110 participants from as far as Sydney fundraise in the lead up to the night, before braving the winter cold and 3am rain, sleeping on the stadium field in cardboard boxes.
More information on the C.ex Community Crew Sleep Out, including fundraising totals can be found here.
Sunday’s weather provided the perfect setting for the Titivators annual Dragon Boat Regatta, with so many teams from communities throughout the region travelling to the area to compete, the atmosphere on the Kalang River was simply electric.
Every year Urunga hosts this exciting event, which draws teams from all over the coast to compete, some of who even race in state competitions!
The C.ex Dragons proudly took part in the day’s activities, with a full boat and 120% determination the team managed to take a 1st and 2nd place throughout the day and finally finished with a 3rd place in the finals. Everyone on the day put in an amazing effort, the competition was fierce and provided our team with a tough challenge.
Thank you to the Titivators for organising such a wonderful event for the community and for donating your hours to provide training, to all those who volunteered their time on the day and to the Urunga community for supporting the event.
Well done to all the teams and great job to those who paddled for the C.ex Dragons!
John Rafferty, C.ex Group CEO recently participated in Royal Far West’s Ride for Country Kids for the second consecutive year. This year John, along with other C.ex Group team members Cameron Wendt, Rouan Lerm, Craig Madsen and Scott Nolan rode from Riverina major city, Wagga Wagga to Orange in central NSW – a gruelling 420km! The funds raised by the ride go towards ensuring country kids have access to the same healthcare as city kids. The C.ex Group team raised an incredible $36,371.00. Funds raised go directly to the work of Royal Far West caring for country children by providing essential medical services that are not accessible to many children in Australia. Royal Far West’s operating costs are covered by other channels, ensuring that all funds raised through the Ride for Country Kids goes directly to getting country kids the best possible healthcare.
C.ex Group team pictured: Cameron Wendt, Rouan Lerm, Craig Madsen, John Rafferty and Scott Nolan.
The bcu Coffs TRI is fast approaching and we are delighted to once again partner with Village Sports to deliver such a fantastic local event. Three C.ex Group teams are registered and ready to take on the Olympic distant event, along with the C.ex Community Crew volunteers confirmed to assist on the day. The recently appointed Age Group ITU World Championship Qualifying Race attracts athletes from across the nation with confirmed entrants of the 2017 event including Australian Olympian, Ryan Fisher of Queensland and World Champion, Keith Pearce aged 80. All the best to all competitors, may the best C.ex Group team win.