A local real estate agent will be taking a brief break from selling houses as she dons lycra to take on a 500 kilometre overseas cycle challenge.
Maryborough Ballarat Real Estate’s Kate Ashton has set her sights on raising $10,000 as she participates in the huge ride across Thailand as part of the Digital Live Ride 2020.
Ms Ashton is joining a group of Australian and New Zealand real estate agents for the trip and is one of six from Victoria who are working to raise $1 million for Hands Across the Water — a charity working to help children and locals still affected by the impact of the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004.
After hearing about the ride, which ran for the first time last year, Ms Ashton said she decided to give it a crack as a present to herself to celebrate her 15 years working at Maryborough Ballarat Real Estate.
“I attended multiple professional development training sessions last year with the real estate industry and they’d just done this ride for the first time. When I first heard about it I thought they were all crazy,” she said.
“But then my business coach and other colleagues said they were doing it this year and I thought what a great way to represent country Victoria on a national and international stage.
Ms Ashton will be jetting off today and donations can still be made during the ride.
To donate or to follow Ms Ashton’s journey visit kateashtonrealestateagent.com.
For more on this story see Page 7 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, February 25