John James Foundation

The Hartley Cycle Challenge

Client Ambassador - Mary-Ellen Henshaw

Hi. My name is Mary Ellen. I’m 38 years old and have been with Hartley Lifecare for 10 years. I live at Gladys Lister with other people who have support from Hartley Lifecare.

Music and shows are very important to me. My favourite song is “It’s a Small World After All” and I am really excited about going to Sydney to watch “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” on 6 June.

I love dancing, swimming, walking, music and being out and about. I also love travelling. Last year I went to Fiji for ten days. My favourite foods are cupcakes and pizza and I love coffee. I love watching the Bold and the Beautiful and Home and Away on television.

I have a good memory. I remember lots of things about my childhood, remember the staff who work for Hartley Lifecare and the teachers I had at school. I completed high school and have done first aid training. I’d like to go to Vinnies and the Green Shed to get some of my favourite DVDs.

Our Updates

Children and adults with physical and complex disabilities need our help!

Thursday 20th

We're supporting Hartley Lifecare, who provide accommodation, respite care and community programs for children, adults and their families in the ACT and region with physical and complex disabilities. We'd love you to sponsor our team and help Hartley Lifecare to continue making a difference to people with a disability!

Thank you to our Sponsors

$4.05k

Jjf Members

Members fundraising generosity at the Annual Dinner.

$1,000

Al Burns

I love you guys

$1,000

Jbwere

Awesome work!!

$510

Meng Ngai

$500

Anonymous

$500

Desmond Yip

$500

Parker Financial

The Parker Financial team wish you luck in the big ride

$500

Ron Parker

You are raising money for a very worthy cause. Safe travels

$500

Tim Makeham

$300

Lance Armstrong

I can't let Burns or Oerder Beat you , even in the fundraising. Whatever it takes !

$260

Joe Roff

fundraising dinner donations - chicken wings and pork belly...

$260

Joe Roff

fundraising dinner donations - chicken wings and pork belly...

$260

Joe Roff

fundraising dinner donations - chicken wings and pork belly...

$260

Carolyn Cho

$250

David Hardman

$222

Jenny Armellin

🚴🏻‍♀️🚴🏻‍♀️

$208

Diane Satrapa

Hope you 'enjoy' the ride. Very proud of you.

$208

Ram And Chat

You’re amazing Carolyn!

$208

Kevin Gow

Great effort - Congratulations

$208

Wife Number 2

Congratulations!

$208

Canberra Bariatric

Good luck from all the Team at Canberra Bariatric!

$208

Mark Skacel

$208

Michelle May

Well done Danielle for your dedication to a wonderful cause and for being an inspiration to us all xxx

$208

Ray Te Mo

Good luck Peter A great cause !!

$200

Jane Rylands

Go Sarah. Hope the fun is greater than the pain.

$200

Vida Viliunas

Great photo - that will get you through the ride! r+v xoxoxox

$200

Sean Robison

Go Carolyn! Stay safe.

$200

John Mosse

$200

Dylan Hyam

Well done Peter, what a great cause!

$194

Anonymous

$187

Carolyn Hawkins

$156

Kim Bland

Good luck Danielle!

$150

Tim Mcdonald

$150

Fiona Bell

$106

Shane Latham

Let it rip champ!

$104

Jennifer Green

Have a great ride and stay safe

$104

Jennifer Green

Have a great ride & stay safe.

$104

Bert Payne

Great effort roffy! Suspect your yellow jersey experience came in handy...

$104

Monika Tecsy

Go go go!

$104

Phil Rylands

Go Sarah!!!

$104

Anita Cohn

Great cause, Sar - have a good ride... hopefully not too much pain in the process! xo

$104

Alison Davis

Very impressed Carolyn!!! Best of luck!!!!!

$104

Edwin Beenen

$104

Ross Peake

$104

Ross Peake

$104

Borgo Family

Stay on that bike and be nice to the support crew - they are your backbone! :)

$104

Ross Peake

$104

Ross Peake

$104

Jane Twin

$104

Ross Peake

$104

Macca Mclemon

Good work 🍋

$104

Robert Lang

May the wind be at your back 💨🚴🏻‍♂️

$104

Anthony

Well done :)

$104

Kelvin Grove

Best of luck , you’ve got this 👍👏.

$104

Martin & Pauline Duncan

Great effort, have fun!

$104

Bjarn Riis

I hope the baboon heart that Pepsi Frank got you goes ticky tock all the way...

$104

Glenn Roff

$104

Anonymous

$104

Kylie Becvarik

Go Sarah!!! Be safe x

$104

Peter Wong

$104

Charles Mosse

$104

Rob Lang

$104

David Duke

Ride safe Charlie. I'll be thinking of you.

$104

Simon Robertson

$104

David Duke

I hope you ride safe and have fun.

$104

Brendan Cranney

$104

Hau Pham

Pedal pedal pedal Sarah. Have fun.

$104

Rob Lang

Happy riding!

$104

Vaughn Oerder

$104

Elizabeth Gallagher

$104

John

Dear Danielle, Good luck and take care. Love John & Robyn

$104

The Lanes

Go for it Joe!! Proud of you! The London Lanes xxx

$104

Mark Vardy

$104

Kirralee Thomas

Have a great ride!!!

$104

Tiff Krause

$104

Nicole Mcmahon

Go you amazing thing! So inspiring. Enjoy the ride. A bit tougher than our ride around the lake while the kids played in their band!!!

$104

Anonymous

$104

Andrew Hehir

$104

Emily Nicoll

Good work Sarah. Just stay ahead of those orthopods!!

$104

Anonymous

$104

Anonymous

$104

Fiona Hardman

Clearly the Great Wall has given you ambition!!! Wishing you willing and able legs and lungs, and no officious security personnel to piss you off. I'm backing you 110% - all the way to Iceland.

$100

Jack Macdonald

$100

Desmond Yip

$100

Craig Nicholls

$100

Vida And Rod Viliunas Katz

$100

John Tharion

$100

Duncan Blake

$100

David Duke

Well done old chap. Cycle safe and have fun.

$100

David Duke

Cycle safe and hope you have a great time.

$100

Marion Cho

Good luck Carolyn. Enjoy the ride. Love

$100

George Cho

Good on you Carolyn. You are most generous of your time and efforts.

$100

Perseus & Bindi

Woof Woof We wish we could run with you but it's too far. Pant Pant

$100

Vida Viliunas

Have a great ride! r+v xoxox

$100

Anonymous

$100

Cassie Trewin

$100

Prue Martin

Have a safe ride!

$100

Robert & Carolyn Bell

Don’t take out the peloton!

$60

Ackers

A donation to a worthy cause (me not having to see any more pictures of Roffy in lycra)

$57

Cameron Satrapa

Ride hard!

$57

Sarah Latham

$57

Garth Family

Well done Danielle!

$57

The Wright Family

Good luck Sarah!

$57

Austin Omahony

Good effort champ

$57

James Bucknall

Top work matey. 150th Vinnies dinner... make it happen.

$57

Anonymous

$57

Suzanna Powell

$56

Ross Hanrahan

$56

Jennifer Hartley

$56

Angela Cook

Go Sarah!!! You will smash it 🤩

$56

Ian Davis

$56

Ronnie Bowes

Best of luck

$56

Mark Bartholomeusz

Good on you mate!

$56

Stacey Hunter

Good luck Cal! What an amazing effort.

$56

Heman

Good luck Sarah (and team). Stay safe and have a great ride!

$56

Anonymous

Hey Sarah - all the best for the ride! Stay safe and enjoy:))

$55

Liz Morris

Ride safe - enjoy the hills!

$55

Andrea

As long as there are no injuries! Happy riding!

$55

Marcus Mcritchie

Go well Mark !

$55

Joe Roff

$55

Ian & Anne Shield

Just relax and enjoy the ride

$54

Rich M

Did you sponsor yourself?

$54

Mary Omahony

Good luck Joe

$54

Deborah

What a ride! Go safely Danielle. X

$54

Jo Brown

Absolute champion!

$52

Kim G

$52

Ross Smith

$52

Simon Fisher

Onya Graham!

$50

Phil Morrissey

Ride like the wind Uncle Wong!

$31

Sean Omahony

Good luck Joe!

$27

Nome Not Tom Hillburger

$27

Laurie And Darin Skinner

Such an amazing cause! Lots of luck on your ride.

$27

Helen Carnovale

You got this Wongy!

$27

Jaclyn Moss

Hope the ride goes really well Danielle!

$27

Marleigh Fisher

$26

Alex Skinner

You are a total badass.

$26

Fiona De Puit

Good on you - enjoy the ride!

$26

Sue Mcdonald

Have fun Sarah!

$26

Jason Sleeman

$25

Anna Mccarthy

You are a braver woman than me! Good luck :)

$20

Anonymous