Daniel Kinnane, Sunsuper Regional Manager based in Mackay has been cycling for five years and has recently taken up the challenge of riding 1,237km in a charity cycle from 3 – 9 October to support the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s Wellbeing Out West program.

RideWest is a biennial charity bike ride from Brisbane to Longreach and this year celebrates its tenth anniversary with the ride taking place during Mental Health Month in October.

Over the last 10 years, RideWest has raised over $1,000,000 to provide mental health services to Queenslanders living in remote regional areas and they’re looking to raise another $400,000 in 2020.

The Wellbeing Out West program helped over 7,500 Queenslanders last year, providing free counselling, education and support to people living and working in remote parts of western Queensland.

On Saturday 3 October, RideWest 2020 will be starting out from Amberley air base in Brisbane with 40 riders and cycling through to Longreach in just seven days.

Sunsuper’s Dan Kinnane said he will be there every inch of the way.

“As one of the familiar faces for Sunsuper in the regions, it’s an honour to represent our Fund at this event,” said Dan.

“Aussies living in regional or remote areas don’t have easy access to the resources that we often take for granted. Through this charity, we can all do a little to help people living in remote areas that are quite often growing our food and putting the clothes on our back.”

Sunsuper’s Head of Growth (QLD), Patrick Twomey, said Sunsuper was very proud to be a supporting partner of RideWest.

“Sunsuper has always had a strong presence through rural and regional Queensland and this was further enhanced with the merger of AustSafe Super in April 2019,” said Patrick.

“To show our continued commitment, Sunsuper is proud to be a supporter of this year’s RideWest. We can see the great work that the Royal Flying Doctor Service achieves with the Wellbeing Out West mental health programs, year-in and year-out, assisting people in some of the most remote areas in the country.”

For more information on RideWest and the Royal Flying Doctor Service Wellbeing Out West program, visit RideWest or Royal Flying Doctor Service.

This article has been prepared and issued by Sunsuper Pty Ltd, the trustee and issuer of the Sunsuper Superannuation Fund. Sunsuper Pty Ltd ABN 88 010 720 840, AFSL No. 228975, is the Trustee and issuer of the Sunsuper Superannuation Fund ABN 98 503 137 921, USI 98 503 137 921 001. Visit sunsuper.com.au or call 13 11 84 for a copy of the PDS.