Richardson’s Harley-Davidson® is equally a destination, a retailer and a family. Run by riders, for riders, we’re Australia’s oldest independently owned Harley-Davidson® Dealership. We are a family-owned business and we love to give back to the community by being involved in various charities every year.
Over the years we have donated over $580,000 to local and Australian Charities with the help of our customers and local businesses. We have also hosted and sponsored many events that have helped raise more with third-party organisations.
Our biggest Charity was Give Me 5 for Kids Tasmania, which has since finished as a charity in June 2021.
Each year at Richardson’s Harley-Davidson we hold a bike raffle and have raised money for Give Me 5 for Kids Tasmania, we have raised over $220,000 for the charity over the years. This year we are raising money for the Children's 4K ward at Launceston General Hospital. We aim to raise $50,000 for the charity and need your help by purchasing a ticket in our raffle. As I’m sure you are aware it’s for a great cause!
As the money is raised over the years, Southern Cross (now 7 Tasmania) collected all monies and was held by them. Hospitals around the state make an application to Give Me 5 for kids for new medical equipment and updated play areas for the kids' wards. The hospitals provide Southern Cross quotes for what they require for their kids' wards. When accepted Southern Cross pays the suppliers for the product directly and supplies the equipment to the hospitals, so no money is lost in admin fees and all money raised goes directly to making sick kids in our hospitals have a better experience when hospitalised. So, the benefits are great, no money sucked out for admin at all, and all goes to our sick kids to improve their stay in Tasmanian Hospitals, a very worthy cause! This year we will be carrying on the process and making sure the money goes directly to helping children and their families.
Over the years we have also supported the below charities:
- The LHG 4K Children's Ward
- Wires Wildlife Rescue
- NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE
- Cobargo Rural Fire Brigade
- The Examiner Empty Stocking Appeal
- Make a Wish Foundation
- Camp Quality
- The Cancer Council
- The Kidney Foundation
- The Heart Foundation
- White Lion
- Tour De Cure
- The Brain Cancer Foundation
- The Big Freeze - MND Tasmania
- Lions Club Northern Tasmania
- Burns Victims Tasmania
- Tasmania Zoo - Tasmanian Devil breeding program and maintenance
- Rotary Tasmania
- and many more local charities, community groups, individuals and schools.
We not only do this as a business and as a team but we have great help from our customers and the Tasmanian Community and we thank everyone who supports us and helps us help our community.