The M.A.R.I Team was Certified at St Vincents in 2013. We started to take the Initiative to as many hospitals as possible in April of 2014, since then we have supported Major number of Trauma Hospitals down the East Coast, from Townsville to Melbourne and across to Perth in this time when asked by a staff member or the rider or a family member.
- Remembering the work carried out daily by all the medical staff throughout Australia.
- Raising awareness of the Dr Wings Bike Force and the M.A.R.I Initiative and striving to make Motorcyclists safer on our roads.
- Riders Helping Riders is a (FREE SERVICE) Informing more people about the dedication of volunteers and the work they do.
- Raising funds throughout Australia to aid M.A.R.I and the work of the DR Wings Bike Force.
Keep your eyes open for one of our vehicles on the road when out riding.
Tell your friend about us, we can not help unless we get told that you are in need after being in an accident or ill and in hospital or under a doctor's care.
We have our National office based on the Central Coast in New South Wales. Forty five minutes South of Newcastle and about one hour North of Sydney. We also have representatives scattered over Sydney Metro as well as in country areas. In other states we have coordinators in Townsville, Rockhampton, Bunderberg to Gladstone,
Where we are.
Head office is situated on the Central Coast NSW half way between Sydney and Newcastle.
We have support representatives located across Australia.
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Since 2007 M.A.R.I ( The MotorCycle Accident Rehabilitation Initiative )
Started at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney.
To help those Motorcyclists that are in the immediate catchments of St Vincent's area of Sydney.
Since 2013 we have been assisting Hospitals and patients (RIDERS) throughout Australia when asked for help'
George & Charis Schwarz. They had a huge adventure on their BMW Motorcycle called DU.
Kept a photo journal and information on their trip. Had it published on their return home to Australia it was called Highlights of the Road. They raised $30,000.00 dollars from their book sale and donated it to a trust fund to assist Associate Professor Steven Faux at St Vincent's.
At St Vincent's Hospital the staff have been driven by Associate /Professor Dr Steven Faux – Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr Faux has spent many years gathering and checking information about Motorcycle accident victims. This enables him to put together a quick response towards a rider or passengers speedy recovery.
This recovery starts in the Hospital wards and continues at their home supervised by a M.A.R.I Team member. A Dr Wings Bike Force Volunteer is what we call our group of volunteers, who will keep in contact with a patient until he or she has no further need for their assistance.
The driving forces behind the team are Glenda & Ken Lovegrove. M.A.R.I Australia Inc founders. It became a registered non-profit on 27th October 2014. Since then we have taken it to Australia. Their involvement started more than 10 years ago.
They are very passionate about helping riders and getting as many volunteers and hospitals involved with the MARI initiative as possible, so we can cover a larger amount of Australia.
This has been by way of physical as well as mental health areas and special added assistance outside the hospital too.
- Since 2013, the M.A.R.I Initiative has been presented to other hospitals throughout Australia.
- We have held presentations to discuss how we may assist Hospitals from Townsville to Melbourne and as far west as Alise Springs in the NT.
- Perth in WA to have been spoken with at Royal Perth and Fiona Stanley Hospitals.
- On our way to Alice Springs in the NT we called in at Coober Pedy in Outback SA.
- The NSW and Queensland regional area Hospitals have been very keen to get us involved in their local government areas as well. to contact even more hospitals and medical centre's to make them aware of our FREE service to all.
With their help it has made it possible for us to assist hundreds of riders over this time.
No matter if they are laid up in Hospital or at home we will try to help them out. To help us get more information on MARI and the work we do, a large number of Motorcycle Club Welfare officers need to get involved, or at least know about us and our services to help their mates if the need occurs now.
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