We have won the Seniors Award at the Local Champions awards sponsored by 7News and RAC. All our volunteers, sponsors and supporters are really chuffed to receive this recognition out of 600 nominations. Recognition is important for a charity. It instills trust within the community we support and allows us to deliver our services with confidence. Take a look at the video 7News produced about our nomination.https://www.motionbytheocean.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/LOCAL_CHAMP_6PM_NEWS_4_5_22.mp4
A third trishaw is on the way to join the Motion By The Ocean fleet to provide more rides and more smiles at Sorrento and Mullaloo. This has been possible thanks to support from Ian Goodenough, Federal Member for Moore, and the Stronger Communities grants programme. Our new trishaw will extend our program which leaves from Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club and Mullaloo Surf Life Saving Club. Want to book a ride for an elderly family member or supported person? It’s free. Use our online form.
Motion by the Ocean has received $1000 for new equipment in a People of Post grant from Australia Post. Motion by the Ocean chief executive and founder Alanagh Godderidge said the grant money would be used to purchase new helmets for the cycling program’s pilots, promotional materials and an online accounting package. “I manage 50 volunteers and safety is always our priority,” she said. “It’s about working with the people we have to build bigger, stronger, better communities.” People of Post grants worth almost $350,000 have been made to 356 community groups. Australia Post head of community Nicky Tracey said …
https://youtu.be/8ef4OCot-rwWe were fortunate to receive a volunteer grant via our Federal Member of Parliament, Mr Ian Goodenough, to create this video. Produced by Darren O’Connell from Toolbox, the video features volunteer Jose and passengers Fi and Lyn. The video shows our core program, Cycling Without Age, Sorrento, and a typical route. Our trishaw service provides free daily rides for our elderly and disabled communities. By promoting inclusion and conversation, we allow supported people to stay relevant in their own community.
Auspire – Australia Day Council of Western Australia, in conjunction with the City of Joondalup awarded our Founder and CEO, Alanagh Godderidge, the Community Citizen of the Year, at the Australia Day Awards. Alanagh believes that no one knows the strengths of a community more than the people who live within it. Alanagh is very aware that her strong team of volunteers, her board, and the coastal community in which she lives enabled this recognition. The City of Joondalup awards have been covered in depth by website PerthNow.
In October, our Founder and CEO, Alanagh Godderidge was successful in being granted $10 000 for the organisation, specifically our Moving People Program – Cycling Without Age Sorrento. Here she is at the morning tea presentation at Westfield Whitfords. Alanagh is very aware the success of this promotion was due to the local supporters, who value a stronger coastal community. Nothing beats the smiles of our Trishaw passengers – with the sun on their back, the wind in their hair, as stories are shared from yesteryear.
We are pleased to announce the Lions Club of Duncraig has been successful in its fundraising activities, allowing them to gain a matching grant from the Australian Lions Foundation.Together with Ian Goodenough MP we are celebrating the purchase of our second Trishaw, due to arrive later this month.These funds were raised via Containers for Change WA, Poynter Farmers’ Market Duncraig, Bunnings Warehouse Australia Balcatta, XTR Multisports, and The Stronger Communities Programme from our Federal government.Due to arrive at the end of October and in honour of a special passenger, this trishaw will be lovingly named “Bernie”.