Ride with a Vision 2013

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Mark Marston and Amanda Shields bicycle rode 850 kilometres from Adelaide to Melbourne commencing Oct 16th 2013 and finishing 18th November 2013. We visited 12 schools where we conducted our “Kids with a Vision” Vision Board workshop with the aim of inspiring to children to align with their personal values, identify and follow their passions, give gratitude regularly and set short and long term goals.


Hundreds of children partook and created vision boards. We also received logistical and financial assistance from 15 Rotary and Lions Groups along the route.  All up we raised $13,000 for Little Heroes Foundation and had an amazing life experience.

Mark and Amanda and Kaniva College Students
Kaniva College – Picture from the Kaniva Times









The project took 6 months full time to organise and execute. Over 150 organisations were contacted. The project role modeled to children that if you have a clear goal and that if you are prepared to take action and overcome the inevitable barriers that arise, you can bring your goals to fruition.

Mark arrives Melb


Several schools elected to embrace the project including Dimboola Primary School. They organised a Heroes Day where students dressed as an inspiring Hero or someone they wanted to be when they grow up. The students presented their work to parents and the community.

Dimboola Heroes Day

Photograph from the Dimboola Courier








Schools that participated:

  • South Downs Primary School
  • Murray Bridge – Fraser Park Primary School
  • Tailem Bend Primary School
  • Bordertown Primary School
  • Kaniva College
  • Dimboola St Peters Lutheran School
  • Dimboola Primary School
  • Warracknabeal Primary School
  • St. Patricks Primary School (St. Arnaud)
  • Dunolly Primary School
  • Sunshine Christian College 

Rotary and Lions Clubs that participated:

  • Murray Bridge Rotary Club
  • Tailem Bend Rotary Club
  • Coonalpyn Lions Club
  • Keith Lions Club
  • Bordertown Rotary Club
  • Kaniva Lions Club
  • Dimboola Rotary Club
  • Dimboola Lions Club
  • Warracknabeal Rotary Club
  • Donald Lions Club
  • St. Arnaud Rotary Club
  • Wendouree Breakfast Rotary Club
  • Bacchus Marsh Lions Club
  • Rotary Club of Unley
  • Rotary Club of Norwood
  • Rotary Club of Modbury
  • Modbury Lions Club

You can check out more of our journey by viewing our video above or visiting our donation page: Little Heroes Foundation Donation Page.