PLEASE SPONSOR
For Alex, Monika and Melissa
Amount Raised
$4,980.00
Fundraising Goal $5,000.00

My Message

In August 2019 I’ll be cycling 1600 km from Townsville to Brisbane as part of the Bottlemart Smiddy Challenge. That’s nine days in the saddle). As an ex RAAF apprentice from the '27 RATS' intake of 197,3 I recon that I would be one of the more senior members of the bunch.But I am committed and I know that I will have my family, friends, fellow RATS and 5 Squadron members willing me along during my ride as well as all of my  wonderful customers and suppliers.

Why am I taking on this challenge? Well many of you will know that Cancer has struck my partner this year and I would do almost anything to stop those dreaded words "You Have Cancer" being said to another soul. It heralds what I would consider to be the worst day of your life. Our family has also been visited by Melanoma with tragic outcomes. My Brother in Law, Alex, died from Melanoma in 2006 and my daughters Mother in Law, Monika, died from Melanoma in 2004. We also have close family friends who lost their daughter Melissa and left three wonderful children behind.

So for Alex and Monika and Melissa, I am honoring you and committing to the long, hard road to fight cancer.

As part of the challenge I’m aiming to raise $5000 to support the work of Mater Research — Mater’s world-class research institute that’s investing in some game-changing work into the causes, treatment and prevention of cancer.

And this is where I need your help. Will you support my fundraising by making a donation to my fundraising page today?

I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Marty (Dutchy) Holland

My Team

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My Supporters (74)

Michael Poyner left a message
Mar 24, 2019 4:38 PM
Would like to do this with you Dutchy but could you imagine how long it would take after the Gold coast ride!!Ride Safe
Michael Poyner donated $107.00
Mar 24, 2019 4:36 PM
Tony Behm left a message
Mar 22, 2019 5:46 PM
Wok Wok Dutchy
Tony Behm donated $107.00
Mar 22, 2019 5:45 PM
Mick O left a message
Mar 21, 2019 8:19 PM
Good Luck. Your a champion
Mick Ohlin donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 21, 2019 8:18 PM
Anonymous Donor donated $200.00
Mar 20, 2019 10:53 AM
Denis Park donated $100.00
Mar 19, 2019 7:40 PM
Les Dunn donated $150.00
Mar 19, 2019 3:22 PM
Pat gallagher left a message
Mar 19, 2019 12:32 PM
Good on you
Dennis Roles donated $107.00
Mar 19, 2019 6:43 AM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 18, 2019 7:27 PM
PETER SPURGIN donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 18, 2019 8:19 AM
Garry Mahony donated $107.00
Mar 17, 2019 7:07 PM
Digby left a message
Mar 17, 2019 12:38 PM
Don't fall off Dutchy
David Richards donated $107.00
Mar 17, 2019 12:37 PM
Brent (Spook) Villiers left a message
Mar 16, 2019 5:14 PM
All the best for the ride and the fundraising
Brent Villiers donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 16, 2019 5:12 PM
Bernard Grealy donated $100.00
Mar 16, 2019 2:01 PM
Barry Day donated $107.00
Mar 15, 2019 5:12 PM
Geoff Dorward left a message
Mar 15, 2019 3:02 PM
Good Luck Dutchy. It's all down hill fro Tvlle.
Geoff Dorward donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 15, 2019 3:00 PM
Doug Graham donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 15, 2019 12:07 PM
Noel Christison left a message
Mar 15, 2019 10:58 AM
This a little further than our rides from RAAF Fairbairn home after a days work on choppers. All the best for the ride see you in Caloundra.
Noel Christison donated $107.00
Mar 15, 2019 10:38 AM
Ron Mitchell donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 15, 2019 9:34 AM
Darrell Thompson donated $50.00
Mar 14, 2019 9:53 PM
Gordy left a message
Mar 14, 2019 9:02 AM
Good Luck and safe riding
Gordy Philp donated $107.00
Mar 14, 2019 9:01 AM
Chris left a message
Mar 14, 2019 7:10 AM
Go Marty, have a great ride.
Chris Peyton donated $107.00
Mar 14, 2019 7:10 AM
Pat papaleo left a message
Mar 13, 2019 11:16 AM
Hi Marty i hope Averil is on the road to recovery,wish you well on the bike,best wishes Pat papaleo, have made a donation towards you fundraiser,keep up the good work old digger.
Pat Papaleo donated $59.00
Mar 13, 2019 11:13 AM
kenneth goold donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 12, 2019 6:42 PM
ken goold left a message
Mar 12, 2019 6:36 PM
your'e an absolute legend Dutchy, wish I was fit enough to do it with you, keep us up to date on the RATS site please
Ross Mathieson donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 12, 2019 5:05 PM
Duk left a message
Mar 12, 2019 3:00 PM
Good luck Dutchy, your right it is an insidious thing. Just one thing, ‘Buckley’ as an Inspirational Totem, Really !!! ??????
Pete Duk donated $107.00
Mar 12, 2019 2:56 PM
Bruce martin Well done DUTCHY GOGOGO !!!! left a message
Mar 12, 2019 12:59 PM
Well done Dutchy, GO GO GO, $200 for the pot !!! Bruce martin
Denis and Valentyna Park left a message
Mar 12, 2019 11:57 AM
I want to see a photo of you as you cross the finish line, good luck and well done
Yvette Hardy left a message
Mar 12, 2019 11:39 AM
Marty! Start your squats now! And pray for down hill runs! Best of luck :)
Yvette Hardy donated $200.00
Mar 12, 2019 11:36 AM
Peter Clements donated $200.00
Mar 11, 2019 7:40 PM
Harry Chippendale left a message
Mar 11, 2019 5:21 PM
All the best Dutchy and Averil
Harry Chippendale donated $107.00
Mar 11, 2019 5:20 PM
Bean left a message
Mar 11, 2019 4:38 PM
Can't believe I am paying for someone else to exercise for me!Good luck Dutchy
Mark Wheeler donated $100.00
Mar 11, 2019 4:37 PM
Kerry Shipp donated $30.00
Mar 11, 2019 3:49 PM
Bruce left a message
Mar 11, 2019 11:48 AM
Marty, peddle hard, hover when you can
Lorraine Stone donated $107.00
Mar 11, 2019 11:45 AM
Steve Dinmore donated $107.00
Mar 11, 2019 10:55 AM
Ben Sparkes left a message
Mar 11, 2019 10:36 AM
All the best Marty. Epic ride for a great cause.
Ben Sparkes donated $107.00
Mar 11, 2019 10:36 AM
Bob Cook donated $107.00
Mar 11, 2019 8:29 AM
Marty (Dutchy) Holland donated $107.00
Mar 11, 2019 4:22 AM
Pelle Palmqvist donated $107.00
Mar 11, 2019 12:27 AM
Salty left a message
Mar 10, 2019 10:00 PM
Good cause. Lucky it's downhill.
Gregory Salt donated $107.00
Mar 10, 2019 9:59 PM
Kylie Palmqvist donated $107.00
Mar 10, 2019 1:54 PM
Russ and Marg left a message
Mar 10, 2019 1:31 PM
Good cause Marty. Hope it goes well. regards
Russell Reichelt donated $107.00
Mar 10, 2019 1:30 PM
Phil Riddington donated $107.00
Mar 10, 2019 10:05 AM
Richard Sibthorpe donated $100.00
Mar 9, 2019 7:24 PM
David MCLEOD donated $107.00
Mar 9, 2019 6:50 PM
Mick Vesper donated $107.00
Mar 9, 2019 5:00 PM
Red and Shirley Sennis donated $107.00
Mar 9, 2019 4:18 PM
Mark Turnbull donated $107.00
Mar 9, 2019 4:10 PM
Michael. left a message
Mar 9, 2019 4:09 PM
Good Onya Dutchy
Michael Krink donated $100.00
Mar 9, 2019 4:08 PM
Peter & Joy Tolhurst donated $50.00
Mar 9, 2019 3:50 PM
Tony Johnstone donated $107.00
Mar 9, 2019 3:28 PM
Tony Johnstone left a message
Mar 9, 2019 3:25 PM
Good on you mate, and good luck.
Susan Coss donated $50.00
Mar 9, 2019 3:17 PM
Kate Bruce donated $59.00
Mar 9, 2019 2:31 PM