Tour de Lifestyle

Raising money for the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation (RCHF). Saturday, 16 March - Thursday, 28 March 2024

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We are pleased to announce the Tour de Lifestyle is back for 2024 and will be Lifestyle Communities marquee fundraising event for the year.

This year’s event will extent to Walk, Talk, Ride, designed to foster inclusion and encourage greater participation across our communities, building on our collective effort to make a difference.

The tour will see Paul Walton and homeowners once again pedal through picturesque landscapes to 20 Lifestyle Communities across the state. This 600km journey will be complimented by community walks and fundraising events planned around rider arrival at our communities, and, guest speakers, joining us from the Royal Children’s Hospital to shed light on the incredible impact that donations make in supporting children with cancer.

This year, we are aiming to smash last year’s total of over $71,605.70 and raise over $100,000. We invite you to join us in making a lasting impact.

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Meet Paul Walton

Paul Walton “I have lived a very fortunate life, being married for over 40 years, having two healthy children and now a grandfather to 5 beautiful grandchildren (ages ranging from 18 months to 8 years old).

I have spent most of my adult life responding to emergencies and caring for people, having worked with the Melbourne Fire Brigade (MFB) as a professional firefighter, Victorian Ambulance Service and Tasmanian Ambulance Service as a Paramedic.

During my time with the emergency services, I have witnessed and been involved in situations that have been difficult and sometimes broken my heart, especially the jobs I have done where children have been involved. I have spent a considerable amount of time in the children’s hospital with patients (the kids), and their parents, sometimes spending longer than I should have to talk with the parents and being a shoulder to cry on.

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Last year, I received a panic call from my son telling me that his daughter (my granddaughter) was suffering a seizure and an Ambulance was not available for an hour. Fortunately, I only live 10 minutes away and could respond and transport my granddaughter and son to the Royal Children's Hospital. The initial treatment and follow-up treatment have been excellent. All Victorians should feel very fortunate to have such an incredible medical system, especially for the kids.

My wife and I donate yearly to the Good Friday appeal, but things have changed this year. I now live in a fantastic community at Lifestyle Deanside, where people are very kind and generous. So, I came up with the idea of riding to each community to raise money for the Royal Children's Hospital (children with cancer).

Lifestyle Communities® has been amazing, offering to support my initiative, so it was a no-brainer to do something more than just a simple annual donation.
This challenge won’t be easy, but it will be much easier than the challenge children with cancer face daily.”

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