‘Around The Pearl’, a ride for charity | Daily News

‘Around The Pearl’, a ride for charity

 Mike Winter
Mike Winter

The ‘Around The Pearl’ ride is organized by SPINNER in partnership with Jetwing Adventures, on behalf of the Wheels For Wheels Foundation and works in partnership with the Cerebral Palsy Lanka Foundation (CPLF) to facilitate the wheelchair project for the children with Cerebral Palsy.

The ride is a ritual for some riders who annually take part since its inception in 2014. The joy and challenge of riding through busy cities, great paved roads hugging the majestic Indian ocean, through wildlife sanctuaries, over sandy beaches and lagoons, when coupled with the experience of seeing the joyous smile in a child who finds mobility on a wheelchair is what that makes this ride a life changing journey. Around the Pearl has raised substantial funds and donated over 2219 wheelchairs in (32) regions as an initial step.

Mike Winter rids for charity

Mike winter who is taking part ATP for the first time is no stranger to Sri Lanka where

he was born and spent his childhood in Kandy before migrating to Australia. He is an ardent supporter in Sri Lankan charity by taking part different projects including donations to downtrodden through Church and funding to run CCC hotline 1333 (Courage Compassion Commitment) that provides free counseling to those who are in distress situations. This time too he proved his love for Sri Lanka by donating 60 wheelchairs from Australia for the children who suffer from cerebral palsy. He started this epic tour on April 10 and finished the 1400KM journey on April 21 at the Independence Square.

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