Press Play

  • GCCtv

Child Abuse Awareness Week


Here is a recap of a week with many challenges and triumphs. The first challenge was a ‘Pedal Against Child Abuse' in which Damien Rider Athlete rode a 100kg 1950’s Rickshaw 260km from Noosa to Surfers Paradise.


The second was a ‘Push Against Child Abuse’ in which Damien and supporters pushed a 2 tonne Ute from Surfers Paradise to Coolangatta.


The third challenge was a ‘Paddle Against Child Abuse’ in which Damien and a group of supporters paddled from Coolangatta to Currumbin.


There were also 2 community events. A free open air cinema screening of the movie ‘Heart of the Sea’, a documentary of Damien Riders 800km unassisted paddle from the Gold Coast to Sydney. Secondly a free stand-up paddle session at Currumbin Boatshed.


The purpose of the Child Abuse Awareness Week was to create a strong community awareness, and a movement to inspire and support others giving them a voice to help transform their lives against and beyond child abuse.


Presented by Melissa Melrose


Produced by Gold Coast Community TV