Mud, Sweat and Gears: how a simple idea reaped amazing results
A group of cycling enthusiasts named Mud, Sweat and Gears have used a simple idea to make a real difference to struggling South Australians.
The group, which originated from Blackwood Hills Baptist Church, has expanded and grown; now including members aged up to 83 years old who cycle together twice a week.
After years of riding together, group leader Dean Walding suggested the cycling crew had the opportunity to do something worthwhile by raising money to help others in the community.
His idea was for each person to toss in a gold coin every time they stopped for coffee.
The group were enthusiastic and spontaneously generous. They’ve already donated well over $5000 to Baptist Care SA’s WestCare Centre. The funds will make a real difference to struggling locals by helping to replace old and tired kitchen facilities at the Centre, which prepares and serves 27,000 nutritious meals each year.
“It’s great to see the benefits to the people who come to the WestCare Centre for support, but it’s also been fantastic for our riders. We feel great giving and there’s such valuable spin-offs for us in our Christian lives,” Dean explains.
Thank you to all of the Mud Sweat and Gears crew for your tremendous support!
There are so many ways that we can make a difference to our world and it’s inspiring to see how much can be achieved with a bright idea and a generous heart.