On April 19 in Melbourne, the Amy Gillett Foundation hosted its inaugural AGF Friends function. Guests attending, by invitation only, represented a cross section of AGF supporters - patrons, ambassadors, board and committee members, corporate partners and Club 500 members. Special guests included Phil Anderson (AGF Patron) and Denis & Mary Safe (Amy's parents).
The evening acknowledged the ongoing commitment and support these people and organisations have given to the AGF and the important role each have played in assisting the AGF to achieve what it has, in only its first year of operation.
Not open to the general public, the venue showcases Paul and Charlie Farren's private collection of vintage bicycles over the centuries, some dating back to the late 1800's when wooden rims were all the rage! The display, both fascinating and unique, proved the highlight of the evening.
Many would recall the tragic accident in Germany 2005, in which an out of control car veered into the AIS women's cycling team. Amy Gillett was killed and her five teammates seriously injured. The AGF's primary objective is to reduce the incidence of death and injury caused by the interaction between cyclists and motorists. To ensure incidents like Germany are not repeated in Australia, the AGF is promoting and encouraging safe and responsible road use and mutual respect between these road user groups.
If you'd like to be involved or support the AGF, go to www.amygillett.org.au for more details.