Local builder to ride for men in need

Local builder to ride for men in need

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Alastair Kleyn with son Toby, completing a competition ride in Albany as part of their training.

The director of a Forrestdale construction company will ride nearly 700km in April to raise $150,000 for a not-for-profit men’s service in Bedfordale.
Alita Constructions director Alastair Kleyn (Ali) has already raised a massive $20,000 in the lead up to the Ride for Change 2022 – a five-day cycling event that challenges riders with 8000 metres of elevation through the state’s southwest, ending in Donnybrook.
The money raised by Ali and his team of riders will be donated to Pindari Men’s Restoration House, a not-for-profit aimed at supporting men to break cycles of addiction, homelessness and poverty.
“Pindari is very close to my heart, as I am passionate about being another spoke in the wheel of helping restore men’s lives who are caught up in destructive life choices that keep them in a cycle of hardship,” Ali said.
“Over the past years, I have seen how much positive change one person can make, not only to himself but to all the lives of the people he is connected too.
“As an amateur bike rider, this bike ride will really push my mental and physical boundaries, and this, in turn, helps me understand a small amount of the mental, emotional and physical journey a person living in addiction needs to go through to be fully restored back into the fullness of life.
“This is my third fundraising ride for Pindari and each time it pushes my limits.
“As I have reached my set target of $10,000, I want to push the limits here as well and aim for $25,000.
“Thank you to everyone who has already contributed,” he said.
To sponsor Ali and leave a message of support, visit mycause.com.au/p/262670/ali-kleyn