The annual and inaugural cocktail function for the Cycling Development Foundation (CDF) was held Friday 8th December at the W.A Rowing Club with Professor Fiona Stanley being announced as Patron for the CDF alongside the announcement of a continuation of funding for the next 2 years from Veris as title partner of the CDF.

The CDF is a not for profit that is about creating opportunities and pathways for women and junior athletes. Athletes must give back to the community via assisting in managing and delivering key community events and outcomes. To this end we use exercise as a mode for corporate engagement with community.

Professor Stanley  is an Australian epidemiologist noted for her public health work, and her research into child and maternal health, and birth disorders such as cerebral palsy. Stanley is the Patron of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and a Distinguished Professorial Fellow in the School of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Western Australia. Between 1990 and December 2011 Stanley was the founding director of the Telethon Institute. Dr. Stanley indicated her desire for improving the plight of others was a key cornerstone to her supporting the CDF and its objectives across communities and exercise.

Adam Lammond, Managing Director of Veris , commented on Veris’s commitment to the CDF saying;

“The Foundation’s focus on the growth of human potential, diversity and community engagement are closely aligned to the principles and values of Veris. This makes the team a natural extension of Veris.
Veris has also been attracted by the alignment of both organisations as they embark on their respective journeys to grow their services nationally. Members of the Veris Racing team have helped to host several client events around Australia, and proven themselves great ambassadors for the Foundation and Veris. I look forward to our continued support of the Foundation in its growth ambitions that will place Veris as market leaders in cycling as well as surveying. ”

On the night we welcomed around 60 people with short speeches from both the CDF Chairman, Associate professor Craig Pennell, CDF Secretary Mark Hedges, Managing Director of Veris Adam Lammond, and Dr. Fiona Stanley. 50% of profits from the evening will go to Hope2Day charity, which assists in delivering youth mentoring programs in the goldfields region.

We also welcomed Pharmacy 777 as our newest sponsor of the foundation and welcomed back existing ones for the 2018 year ahead.

All photos copyright Maree Laffan Photography