Rabbitohs player Kirisome Auva’a has put his hand up to help raise funds for two great organisations this week, leading a crew of Rabbitohs’ staff on a fundraising bike ride from Sydney to Wollongong on Thursday. This will help raise money for the Project Futures’ Stella Fella campaign, as well as Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia.

Kirisome put his mind to completing a fundraising project when he began his rehabilitation program earlier this year, coming up with the idea of a bike ride from Sydney to Wollongong.

Kirisome selected Project Futures and Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia as the two organisations he wanted to support with any funds raised from his efforts, and those of his support crew on this ride from Sydney to Wollongong.

Project Futures and the Stella Fella campaign is a positive awareness raising campaign educating men and boys about making better choices and encouraging and recognising positive male role models in our community.

To learn more about Project Futures and the Stella Fella campaign, please click here.

Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia provides 24/7 telephone and online crisis counselling for anyone - women and men - in Australia who has experienced or is at risk of sexual assault, family or domestic violence and their non-offending supporters. 

To learn more about Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia, please click here.

“I’ve learned a lot about myself throughout this year and I’ve changed my behaviours, and a lot of that is due to campaigns and services such as the ones we’re supporting with this ride to Wollongong,” Auva’a said.

“I set some goals at the start of this process and one of them was to put on an event to raise funds for charities and organisations that I thought would be good to support, and now here we are, about to test ourselves on a ride to Wollongong and hopefully we can raise some money for these organisations along the way.

“Every little bit helps, and I want to show these organisations the respect they have shown me and many other people over the years who have asked for their help.”

To donate to Project Futures and the Stella Fella campaign, please click here and give generously.

To donate to Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia, please click here and give generously.

All donations, be they large or small, are greatly appreciated by the organisations and by Kirisome himself.

The Rabbitohs digital media team will be following Kirisome and the Rabbitohs crew on their ride to Wollongong. Keep an eye on www.rabbitohs.com.au later in the week for a full update.