AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH and NATIONAL YOUTH WEEK Saturday April 9 2016
A charity ride and community party in support of Matthew Lyon a young Murwillumbah man living with autism and learning to ride his trikebike over the previous 2 years.
Matthew would now like to invite the community to join him on a charity ride and afterwards as he celebrates this achievement. With no speech and low muscle tone, Matthew has achieved something his family never thought possible and what’s more, he loves it!
‘At just 19 years Matthew wants to connect with his community and have fun like any other young man his age. The day will commence with a short bike ride followed by an afterparty under the stars at ‘The Lake’ in Cabarita Beach. Sponsors Tweed Shire Council and North Coast Holiday Parks have offered a weekend away valued at $540 as our major raffle prize drawn on the day and community services will be present on the day providing information, support, stalls and some great kids activities’. said event coordinator Jennifer Unwin of Eventzbiz Arts and Marketing.
So get Cyc’d on your bike, or just listen to some fabulous entertainment from your picnic rug or deckchair under the stars. The event will have it all so bring the whole family down to the beautiful Tweed Coast and celebrate with us!. Entry is FREE to the afterparty but get in early as the ride is strictly limited to 50 riders.
Register online for more details: www.trybooking.com/186100
Held during National Youth Week and NSW school holidays this event will also support Autism Awareness Month. This condition affects many people in a variety of ways. Matthew Lyon
is just one of many people living with autism every day who need support and companionship as they struggle to understand their world.
To find out more https://www.autismspeaks.org/
Youth week is an annual, week-long celebration of young people (aged 12–25) throughout Australia and the perfect chance to highlight the needs of all young people in the Tweed Shire.
It’s a joint initiative of the Australian, State, Territory and Local Governments and here in Tweed Shire we have a number of young people living with a diagnosis that
may also want to take part in something different during the school holidays’ said event coordinator Jenny Unwin of Eventzbiz Arts and Marketing.
This event gives you an opportunity to express your ideas and views, and act on issues that affect your lives.
More info: @cycdbikeparty on facebook or #cycdbikebuddies meetup group. Phone: 0418 723908 or 0421 176613