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Club Clipsal 1000 - Supporting Kids in Need

Club Clipsal 1000 raises $425K for Kids in Need.

Ashley Ralph, General Manager - Partner Programs for Clipsal by Schneider Electric has completed his superhuman challenge to raise over $425K for kids in need. Thank you to everyone who supported Ashley. We have been extremely privileged to have been a part of this extraordinary journey!

Early last year, Ashley set himself the massive challenge to run 1000km over 10 days from Melbourne to Adelaide, and at the same set himself the challenge to raise $400K to be shared between Variety – the Children’s Charity and the Julian Burton Burns Trust.

After 15 months in the planning and 12 months of training, Ashley set off on Wednesday, 22 February, and ran an average of 100km per day, equivalent to running 2.5 marathons every day! Running through regional Victoria and South Australia, he engagedlocal communities along the way before finishing in spectacular fashion down the finishing straight of the Clipsal 500 Adelaide on Friday, 3 March 2017.

Along the way, Ashley also heard firsthand how this fundraising legacy will help children in need, meeting with grant recipients in numerous towns including Anna from Melbourne.

Anna lives with severe Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, meaning she has limited mobility and range of movement.  She was granted a Freerider Luggie Mobility Scooter from Variety, valued at $4,189 to assist her starting high school and attending school excursions and camps.

Ashley was joined on Day 1 by 2016 Brownlow medalist, Patrick Dangerfield for the final kilometres into Simonds Stadium. Ash was grateful for his support in his mission to raise funds for two worthy charities.

Ashley said, “The Club Clipsal 1000 challenge was my biggest one yet but nothing compared to the difficulties faced by burns survivors and children facing a life-threatening condition every single day”.

“Clipsal by Schneider Electric and Club Clipsal members were equally committed to the Club Clipsal 1000 Challenge. It is because of their generous support that we raised over $425K collectively for Variety SA and the Julian Burton Burns Trust,” Ashley said.

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