Posted on 09 June, 2023

Students and staff mark completion of 1500km charity bike ride

Students and staff mark completion of 1500km charity bike ride

On Friday May 12 over 800 Darwin High School students and staff formed the finish line for anti-violence charity the Pat Cronin Foundation.

A 53-year-old cyclist on a mission to raise more than $100,000 for anti-violence charity, the Pat Cronin Foundation, will complete a 1500km ride from Alice Springs to Darwin with a spectacular welcome at Darwin High School.

Our students lined up and clapped and cheered to herald the arrival of Grant Nichol as he reached the finish line after two weeks on the road.

The Melbourne-based Pat Cronin Foundation was established following the death of 19-year-old Pat Cronin from a Coward Punch attack while helping a mate on a night out in 2016, it’s the Foundation’s first-ever visit to the Northern Territory.

Last year its educational programs reached more than 70,000 students, empowering them with essential life skills to avoid social violence.

What makes Grant’s ride even more special is that he has undertaken the challenge despite being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease three years ago.

The ride has so far raised $103,000. The completion of the ride coincided with two educational sessions being delivered Year 10 and Year 11 students at Darwin High as part of the schools Wellbeing program. 

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