In Fundraising by Clyde Mooney

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One of the country’s leading charitable pub groups is a driving force in the upcoming Neil Sachse Foundation’s Riding Around the Barossa charity bike ride.

Peter and Jenny Hurley’s pub group is arguably South Australia’s most prominent and influential family of venues, with a dozen pubs around the State.

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Jenny & Peter Hurley at the Melbourne Cup

Peter himself holds modest claim to a long career of achievements, including life membership at both the SA and National branches of the AHA.

The Hurley Hotel Group is getting on board the Riding Around the Barossa, put on by the Neil Sachse Foundation, enterprise of former footballer now lifelong wheelchair user Neil Sachse.

From 14 to 16 November, 2016, the Project Discovery Classic will see 30 riders cycle 370 kilometres through the picturesque Barossa.project-discovery-classic-2016

Jenny Hurley assured PubTIC that herself and Peter would definitely not be riding.

“We’re looking for any fit publicans around the country to ride,” says Jenny.

“We have our accountant Tom Hogan riding, and we’re going to assist Tom – with further fundraising.”

The Hurleys have paid accountant Tom $5,000 to get on his bike, launching him over halfway to his goal of $8,000 for the fundraising cause.

“We have raised over $600k of the $1 million required,” pronounces the Neil Sachse Foundation’s page.

“When Project Discovery is complete the world will have a new advanced spinal imaging technique that will change diagnosis, prognosis and advance/fast track spinal cord injury research worldwide.”

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Tom Hogan

Tom Hogan