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Marty (Dutchy) Holland
Amount Raised
$13,843.00
Fundraising Goal $15,000.00

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 1973 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 $15000 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 (180)

Jill Conway donated $215.00
Jul 10, 2019 3:48 PM
Jill Conway left a message
Jul 10, 2019 3:28 PM
Marty I wish you all the best in this admirable challenge for such a good cause and your personal "ride". I will be thinking of you whilst supporting my daughter in her own riding challenge in Mongolia. She is riding to raise funds and awareness of mental health which can also have tragic outcomes and has sadly visited us personally. May the sun shine upon you both and the wind be on your back Jill Conway
David McCann donated $25.00
Jul 4, 2019 7:35 PM
Merv Baillie left a message
Jul 4, 2019 12:33 PM
All the very best for your ride. We wish you well.
Mervyn Baillie donated $25.00
Jul 4, 2019 12:32 PM
Mick (Hax) Haxell donated $215.00
Jun 29, 2019 6:03 PM
Frederik van Halderen donated $50.00
Jun 28, 2019 8:25 AM
Glenn Byrnes donated $107.00
Jun 27, 2019 7:43 AM
Shaun 'Rags' Redman donated $100.00
Jun 26, 2019 8:34 AM
Spiro left a message
Jun 25, 2019 3:22 PM
GO THE RATS!
Wayne 'Spiro' Hill donated $100.00
Jun 25, 2019 3:22 PM
Bob Gray donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 24, 2019 4:39 PM
Death Adamson [Tulip ] left a message
Jun 19, 2019 5:35 PM
Hello Dutchy Well done , in the best tradition of the Appies . Good luck on the ride .
Alan [ death] Adamson donated $107.00
Jun 19, 2019 5:31 PM
John Gardner donated $50.00
Jun 19, 2019 9:06 AM
Peter Wines donated $100.00
Jun 17, 2019 4:46 PM
Ken Vote donated $50.00
Jun 17, 2019 4:44 PM
JM left a message
Jun 17, 2019 3:47 PM
Glad to support this important campaign Dutchy
John M donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 17, 2019 3:43 PM
John (Franko) Franklin left a message
Jun 15, 2019 6:46 AM
God speed Dutchy. From a 35 Rodent.
John Franklin donated $59.00
Jun 15, 2019 6:44 AM
Dennis Wilkes donated $107.00
Jun 14, 2019 4:47 PM
Dennis Wilkes left a message
Jun 14, 2019 4:39 PM
We hope Avril continues to improve; good luck with your ride.
Bob Healy donated $30.00
Jun 14, 2019 3:44 PM
The Willows donated $100.00
Jun 14, 2019 3:42 PM
Mike Krink donated $100.00
Jun 14, 2019 3:40 PM
Beatrice Miller donated $50.00
Jun 14, 2019 3:38 PM
Steve Hartigan donated $50.00
Jun 14, 2019 3:36 PM
Gary Volk donated $50.00
Jun 14, 2019 3:34 PM
LINGK PTY LTD donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 14, 2019 10:01 AM
Chris Tutin left a message
Jun 14, 2019 7:19 AM
Go Dutchy Luv Tits
Chris Tutin donated $107.00
Jun 14, 2019 7:18 AM
Noel Willi donated $107.00
Jun 13, 2019 6:27 PM
Garry Purcell donated $107.00
Jun 13, 2019 5:54 PM
Col Porteus left a message
Jun 13, 2019 1:09 PM
Ride Rat Ride!!
Colin Porteus donated $107.00
Jun 13, 2019 1:09 PM
Gill Coughlan left a message
Jun 13, 2019 1:07 PM
Good luck Marty, you're a champion.
Gill Coughlan donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 13, 2019 1:05 PM
Colin Miller left a message
Jun 13, 2019 7:59 AM
Our family has also been down the same road. Wishing you all the very best.
Grant Stuart left a message
Jun 13, 2019 4:44 AM
Thinking of you guys mate. Proud of you. Cheers Virg
Grant Stuart donated $107.00
Jun 13, 2019 4:42 AM
Tony Williams left a message
Jun 12, 2019 8:26 PM
Go you Rat from an Ass.
Tony Williams donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 12, 2019 8:24 PM
Mary-Ann Romano donated $107.00
Jun 12, 2019 8:22 PM
Steve Romano left a message
Jun 12, 2019 8:12 PM
Go get em Dutchy
Kev Kelly left a message
Jun 12, 2019 8:02 PM
Best wishes Averil and "luvyawurk" Dutch !
Kevin Kelly donated $50.00
Jun 12, 2019 8:00 PM
Patrick Darcy donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 12, 2019 5:54 PM
Alan Duggan donated $50.00
Jun 12, 2019 5:16 PM
Rod and Dee Cairns left a message
Jun 12, 2019 5:16 PM
Pedal hard Dutchy!
Rod Cairns donated $107.00
Jun 12, 2019 5:15 PM
Terry and Sally Catchpole donated $50.00
Jun 12, 2019 3:37 PM
Doc Casey donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 12, 2019 1:59 PM
Russell Hateley donated $107.00
Jun 12, 2019 10:56 AM
David Newman donated $107.00
Jun 12, 2019 10:06 AM
Richard McLaren donated $59.00
Jun 12, 2019 9:50 AM
Laurie Muscat donated $200.00
Jun 12, 2019 9:20 AM
Terry Warden left a message
Jun 12, 2019 7:45 AM
Hi Dutchy, I understand where your coming from, I volunteer as. Cancer council driver down here and know the problems associated with this disease, all the best for you and Avril.
Terry Warden donated $59.00
Jun 12, 2019 7:42 AM
Andrew Pyke donated $150.00
Jun 12, 2019 7:15 AM
Peter Clements donated $200.00
Jun 12, 2019 1:02 AM
Tony Johnstone donated $107.00
Jun 11, 2019 10:01 PM
Neil Picton donated $107.00
Jun 11, 2019 9:18 PM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 11, 2019 8:28 PM
Frankie left a message
Jun 11, 2019 8:28 PM
Great cause Dutchy - wishing you all the very best.
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 11, 2019 8:27 PM
Geoff Ledger donated $300.00
Jun 11, 2019 7:42 PM
Anonymous donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 11, 2019 6:49 PM
Ken May left a message
Jun 11, 2019 6:41 PM
Hi Dutchy, unbeknown to most of my friends, I have had a fight with cancer over the last 6-8 mths. I’m now cured but I know exactly what your partner is going through. My thoughts are with you and your family mate. All the very best.
mark gaspar donated $100.00
Jun 11, 2019 6:13 PM
Ian left a message
Jun 11, 2019 6:06 PM
I survived the damned C back in 2017 and 2018. Best wishes to the Holland family in these dark days.
Ian Gibson donated $200.00
Jun 11, 2019 6:04 PM
John Partridge donated $200.00
Jun 11, 2019 5:57 PM
Christine Sadler donated $200.00
Jun 6, 2019 3:08 PM
Kris left a message
Jun 3, 2019 2:17 PM
Best of luck for a safe and memorable journey.
Kris Booth donated $250.00
Jun 3, 2019 2:16 PM
Betty and Felix Parker donated $200.00
May 23, 2019 12:09 PM
Alan Lock donated $200.00
May 16, 2019 5:49 PM
Ethan My Mate donated $200.00
May 10, 2019 6:22 PM
Kim left a message
May 7, 2019 6:53 AM
Good Riding Marty
Kim Duffy donated $107.00
May 7, 2019 6:52 AM
Philip Connors donated $59.00
May 6, 2019 8:59 AM
Jeff Graham donated $200.00
May 5, 2019 11:41 AM
Mark Fielding donated an undisclosed amount
May 4, 2019 7:40 AM
5 Squadron RAAF Association donated $311.00
May 1, 2019 3:59 PM
Greg Bushnell donated $107.00
Apr 24, 2019 8:55 AM
Greg Bushnell: A tough time Dutchy but you will do this and make a difference left a message
Apr 24, 2019 8:51 AM
Greg Bushnell
Mark Oldfield left a message
Apr 12, 2019 7:33 PM
Good on you mate! All the best for a safe and successful ride in August.
Mark OLDFIELD donated $59.00
Apr 12, 2019 7:30 PM
Bob Fenwick left a message
Apr 6, 2019 9:32 AM
Hope the ride goes well.
Bob Fenwick donated $59.00
Apr 6, 2019 9:32 AM
Peter Clements donated $107.00
Apr 3, 2019 7:54 PM
John and Zilla Lennox donated $50.00
Apr 3, 2019 3:58 PM
Ted and Mary Maxwell donated $100.00
Apr 3, 2019 3:54 PM
5 Squadron RAAF Association donated $751.00
Apr 3, 2019 3:49 PM
Shredder left a message
Apr 2, 2019 8:35 PM
Cycling for a great cause mate! Wishing you a safe trip and a hope for melanoma fighters! Yours Aye, Shredder!
Carl McGarrity donated $59.00
Apr 2, 2019 8:30 PM
LINGK PTY LTD donated $50.00
Apr 1, 2019 5:51 AM
Paul Hickerton donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 31, 2019 8:38 PM
david hack donated $107.00
Mar 30, 2019 8:44 AM
Laura Chapman left a message
Mar 30, 2019 12:52 AM
Good luck, Martin!
Laura Chapman donated $45.00
Mar 30, 2019 12:50 AM
Gomer left a message
Mar 29, 2019 7:21 AM
Get a motor on your bike, its much easier up the hills
Gomer Pywell donated $107.00
Mar 29, 2019 7:20 AM
Pete Hayton (5SQN) left a message
Mar 28, 2019 3:06 PM
Well supported Dutchy and best of luck
Peter Hayton donated $59.00
Mar 28, 2019 3:05 PM
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