Abel gives back through mile­stone birth­day ad­ven­ture

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

A CON­VER­SA­TION with a work col­league prompted Abel Prop­erty chief ex­ec­u­tive Adrian Abel to use his 50th birth­day cel­e­bra­tions to raise money for a char­ity called Platy­pus.

Founded by Bob Greer, the or­gan­i­sa­tion sup­ports young Viet­namese peo­ple who are un­able to af­ford for­mal ed­u­ca­tion, help­ing to raise their stan­dards of liv­ing and that of their fam­i­lies.

Key fundrais­ers for the char­ity are mo­tor­cy­cle tours around Viet­nam and Mr Abel de­cided his 50th birth­day was a prime op­por­tu­nity to com­bine his love of rid­ing and pas­sion for so­cial jus­tice.

Along with his son, son-in-law, brother, un­cle and four good friends, he em­barked on a 10-day tour of north­ern Viet­nam ear­lier this month, rid­ing thou­sands of kilo­me­tres from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay. “It was an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence,” he said. “We were able to see first-hand the work of Platy­pus and other char­i­ties in the re­gion.

“Be­ing able to spend qual­ity time with my fam­ily in an amaz­ing coun­try, but also to be part of a group help­ing to raise aware­ness of the work of this char­ity, was the per­fect way to cel­e­brate a mile­stone birth­day.”

For more in­for­ma­tion about Platy­pus, visit www.platy­pus-char­ity.org. ■

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