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Amy Gillett-Safe Cycling Foundation

 

Details of the aims and how to support the Foundation

Simon Gillett has announced the establishment of the ‘Amy  Gillett-Safe Cycling Foundation’ by her family and Cycling Australia in memory of his wife who was killed in an accident in Germany on 18 July.

The 29 year old champion cyclist was training with the five other members of the Australian team preparing for the start of the Thuringen Tour when a teenage driver lost control of her vehicle, veered across the road and ploughed into the group.

Her five team mates – Alexis Rhodes 20, Louise Yaxley 23, Katie Brown 21, Lorian Graham 27 and Kate Nichols 20, are all recovering after medical treatment in German hospitals and are expected to undertake long periods of physical and psychological recovery.

The Amy Gillett-Safe Cycling Foundation has three main aims:

To provide support for the rehabilitation of Amy's five injured team-mates

To fund and administer a scholarship program for young women cyclists to support their sporting and academic endeavours

To support and promote projects aimed at road safety awareness amongst cyclists and motorists "Amy was an amazing woman with a love of life, sport and education," said Mr Gillett. "This Foundation will honour her memory by supporting the dedication, talent and commitment of young women who will follow in her footsteps. Her love of life and all it could offer stand as an example worth following”.

 

 

People who wish to contribute to the Amy Gillett-Safe Cycling Foundation can do so by:

Cheque – payable to CA Amy Gillett-Safe Cycling Foundation PO Box 7183 Bass Hill NSW 2197

Credit Card - click here to download the payment form (pdf document) by phone to CA (02) 9644 3002 or in writing to fax (02) 9644 3006

Direct Deposit (Commonwealth Bank) BSB: 062 314 Account No: 1007 8992 Branch: Flemington Markets SWIFT Code: CTBAAU2S (Please e-mail acf.info@cycling.org.au to advise of your contribution amount, time of deposit and contact details so we can record and respond to your valued support).

Cycling Australia, on behalf of its members, has contributed an initial donation of $5,000 to start the fund.

Thank you in anticipation of your support of this project.