Unit takes great pride in donating and promoting the charities and foundations listed below. Click on the links below to learn more or make a donation.
McFarlane’s family support trust fund announced
On May 2nd, Australian motocross farewelled a racing legend. Andrew McFarlane tragically passed in Broadford, at round 3 of the Australian MX Natonals, leaving behind his loving wife Natalie, beautiful daughter Tayla, mother, father and brother.
Please take the time to donate to the Andrew McFarlane Trust Fund. All financial contributions no matter how small will be appreciated, as together the motorcycle community help build a foundation for Natalie and Tayla without their hero, husband and father Andrew McFarlane.
Anyone can donate through a National Australia Bank, and just need to put Andrew McFarlane or JDR as a reference, the full details are:
Bank: National Australia Bank
Name: PKF Trust Account
Account Number 51-637-2235
Swift Code NATAAU3302
June 22, 2007 marked a day that the Action Sports World will remember for a life time. A day that has forever changed the life of Professional BMX Dirt Jumper & three times U.S. Gold Medalist Stephen Murray.
In the midst of doing a double back-flip, Stephen Murray crashed while competing in the BMX Dirt Finals at the Dew Actions Sports Tour, in Baltimore, Maryland. It was quoted as being “one of the worst crashes seen in bmx” one that would ultimately be career ending, for this incredibility talented, 27 year old athlete.
Stephen was transported to University of Maryland Medical Centre Shock Trauma Unit. He had flat lined in the ambulance and again after reaching Shock Trauma, where medication was administered to bring him back.
Undergoing the first of two 7 hour surgeries, Doctors confirmed Stephen had crushed his 3, 4 and 5 cervical vertebrae, suffered severe damage to his spinal cord and the front of his vertebrae had been shattered. Stephen Murray, professional athlete, husband, father of two young boys, now paralyzed from the shoulders down.
His Mother & Father confide; “Initially it wasn’t the news of Stephen being paralyzed that frightened us, but if “Our Stephen” would make it through the night”.
Guide Dogs Australia
Healthy eyesight is something many of us take for granted. By donating to Guide Dogs Australia we are able to help improve the quality of life for those affected by loss of sight.
Dave Montoya has been a friend of Unit since the brand operated out of a garage. Dave is an awesome young bloke with a sharp, quiet wit, and a consideration for others far beyond his 23 years, He’s a gifted artist and photographer who’s worked as a graphic designer at Morrison Media for the last four years. He’s a keen surfer, loves all things natural and leads the healthiest of lifestyles.
For the last two years, Dave’s been living with a Brain Tumor. He’s currently recovering from his second operation, and is now preparing for further treatment options. Among Dave’s options are some specialist cancer clinics in the United States offering treatments not available in Australia.
We want to raise funds to give Dave the choice and access to the best options for treatment, and also to help him pay life’s ongoing bills and expenses.
We hope you can help us to help Dave win the fight of his life!
You can pledge your support with a donation at his website www.amigosofdave.com
Also check out this clip from the Amigos of Dave bike day here.
Legacy is dedicated to caring for the families of deceased veterans. Today Legacy's caring and compassionate service assists 115,000 widows and 1900 children and dependants with a disability. Unit is proud to announce a donation of $7000 to Legacy Australia collected through proceeds from sales of the Anzac Wallet.
Many thousands of Australians and New Zealanders have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the freedom we enjoy today and Legacy is dedicated to caring for the families they left behind.
"Like many young Aussies we all had a grandfather who went to war, some returned - some did not," says Unit Founder Paul Everest.
"After speaking with lots of young people over the last few years we realised that the sacrifice previous generations had made, had been somewhat lost on the new generation."The saying 'Lest we forget' was apparent."
Unit's design team set about creating a tribute wallet that told the story of the Anzacs, with proceeds to be donated to Legacy.
"It was very gratifying to be able to hand over a cheque to Legacy this morning."
To make a donation visit www.legacy.com.au