Posted by glen beauchamp on Sep 14, 2018
 

Engadine Rotary Supports Ride For Justice and Homicide Victims Support Group 

 On Sunday 26th August , Engadine Rotary with the support of Rotarians from Blacktown, Wetherill Park and Guilford together with retired police officers provided a BBQ for the NSW Homicide Victims Support Group (HVSG) in their sixth Ride For Justice (RFJ) to raise  funds  for Grace’s Place. This is to be  a world first trauma centre for children of homicide. Grace’s place  is to be built at Doonside and  to be  named in honour of Grace Lynch — mother of Anita Cobby, 26, who was kidnapped, sexually assaulted and murdered while walking home to Blacktown in 1986 —the proposal  aims to provide  12 bedrooms to house 12 children and 12 adult carers. Visit the HSV group website at  http://www.hvsgnsw.org.au/about  and http://gracesplace.org.au/ to learn more about this proposal
Grace’s place will complement the two existing HVSG houses called Ebony and Ivory Houses, located at Waterfall. The work of the HVS Group is crucial in helping the families of victims of homicide cope with the trauma of losing a loved one and then coping with the legal process which follows.”
 
                One of the Riders participating in the Ride  
 
The RFJ  Ride  initially involved only  law enforcement officers and first responders. It now attracts riders from all walks of life - from magistrates and senior barristers to truck drivers and tradespeople – anyone who believes in justice.
This year’s Ride for Justice started by riding through Luna Park’s ‘Face’ on motorcycles which involved over 300 riders was a rare sight as well as a unique experience for participants.  The Ride ended with a ‘Peacenic’ at the HVSG’s Ebony House at Waterfall and the BBQ supplied by Engadine Rotary
   
To view short video of the event visit RFJ facebook -  Control + Click the following link  https://www.facebook.com/rideforjusticensw/videos/689017808122884/
 
 
This photo shows Greg Mokeeff showing the Rotarian from Wetherill Park our well equipped our BBQ trailer. Of  course he was very impressed!
This was new experience for us,  as all the riders came at the same time so our service line stretched along the driveway. See video on RFJ Facebook
 
          
 
Luckily We had help from 3 retired police officers and Rotarians from other clubs.
 
The  Rotary Club of Engadine is delighted to have been associated with this event and  able to support this great cause. It has donated the proceeds of the BBQ to the HVS Group. Thanks to our Rotarians and to our supporters Baker’s Delight who supplied the buns and loaves of bread for the sausage sandwiches.
 
Why does Rotary do this? Because we Care.
 
If you would like to become part of this Caring Club visit our website at http://engadinerotary.org.au  to make contact 

 
 
   
 
 
 
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