A cycling challenge has raised more than $25,000 to support youth in Tasmania, smashing its goal of $15,000.
A cheque was handed to JCP Youth by The Rotary Club of Central Launceston from its Tamar Valley Cycling Challenge, held in 2020.
JCP Youth director Will Smith said the organisation was appreciative that Rotary decided on JCP Youth as the recipient of the money.
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"We have already now accepted three young people who are high-risk offenders in the community into the program [thanks to cheque]," he said.
"That money, for me personally, means that we will change the lives of those three young people."
However, the money will not just be seen by the three new youth in the program.
"All up, that money will be distributed amongst 36 kids," Mr Smith said.
"We have to understand that the impact on 36 kids for a local economy is huge."
JCP Youth work with young people through school seminars, and help young people who are at-risk or need assistance developing motivation or leadership skills.
A donation of $13,000 was also made to Magnolia Place, which was raised from Circus Quirkus in 2020.
Rotary Club of Central Launceston's Tamar Valley Cycling Challenge committee chair Chris Griffin said it was a delight to provide over $25,000 to JCP Youth.
Mr Griffin said the event last year was "wet and miserable," but everyone still rallied as much as possible to raise the amount.
He attributed this to the pre-registrations required for the event due to COVID-19 safety restrictions.
Mr Griffin said the event was working on expanding by being more inclusive to families and people of all cycling abilities.
"We are looking forward to running the event for the 12th year in a row," Mr Griffin said.
The 2021 cycling challenge will be held on November 14. More information can be found at sallysride.com.au.
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