Miles for Smiles

Four Australian riders have embarked on a 60 day, 12,000km charity ride on vintage Royal Enfield motorcycles through Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Australia to raise money in aid of the charity Interplast

7 Jan 2014
 

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Over the years, AE Smith has supported different Interplast fundraising activities… We’re delighted to help again and wish Peter and his fellow adventurers a safe journey

The Miles for Smiles team will travel to Interplast’s various programs throughout the Asia Pacific region. They will film the volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and health professionals who provide free surgical treatment for people who are disabled as a result of congenital or acquired medical conditions such as cleft lip and palate or burn scar contractures.

“Throw four vintage motorcycles into the mix, the mountainous dirt roads of Bangladesh, the jungles of Laos, border crossings, permission letters, visas, camera equipment and an amateur film maker, and we’re in for one hell of a ride,” said founder of the Miles for Smiles concept Peter Jones, former Building Manager at AE Smith customer Eureka Tower.

“Over the years, AE Smith has supported different Interplast fundraising activities championed by Peter,” explains Peter McCarthy, General Manager, AE Smith Service Melbourne. “We’re delighted to help again and wish Peter and his fellow adventurers a safe journey.”

About Interplast: For nearly 30 years, lnterplast has worked to implement over 500 surgical and allied health medical program activities across the Asia Pacific region. They have provided over 32,000 consultations and performed over 21,000 life -changing operations, a large percentage of these for children under 15 years old. lnterplast rely completely on supporters and donations of time, money and energy to help continue their work.

For more information please visit www.interplast.org.au and www.milesforsmiles.org.au