AHA Newcastle Hunter named Major Sponsor of the 2019 Kurri Coalface Pedal




The Australian Hotels Association - Newcastle Hunter is proud to be this year’s major sponsor of the Kurri Coalface Pedal, raising money for Westpac Rescue Helicopter.


As the new major sponsor of the Kurri Coalface Pedal cycling event, Australian Hotels Association (AHA) - Newcastle Hunter will work closely with both the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service and Hunter-based cycling group The Kurri Mongrels to ensure the event is as successful as possible.


Now in its fifth year, the Kurri Coalface Pedal is a charity mountain bike ride which takes place through the Richmond Vale Railways and surrounding bushland.


“Every year AHA Newcastle Hunter and its members provide around $500,000 to non-profit groups and individuals,” AHA Newcastle Hotels Representative Nikki Taylor said.


“A number of our hoteliers have both participated in, and supported, this event in the past. For example, Billy Metcalfe from The Station Hotel Kurri Kurri, not only leads The Kurri Mongrels cycling group but has also been an integral part of organising the Coalface Pedal event each year.


“The Westpac Rescue Helicopter is a valuable, irreplaceable and iconic service within the Newcastle, Hunter, Port Stephens and Upper Hunter areas and we want to do all we can to ensure it remains so well into the future.”


Kurri hotelier Billy Metcalfe plays a pivotal role in leading social cycling group the Kurri Mongrels and organising the annual Kurri Coalface Pedal charity event.

Billy Metcalfe from The Station Hotel Kurri Kurri, not only leads The Kurri Mongrels cycling group but has also been an integral part of organising the Coalface Pedal event each year.


Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service CEO Richard Jones said he was thrilled about AHA Newcastle being named as the major sponsor.


“AHA is well known for its generous support of charities throughout the region and the service is extremely thankful for the AHA becoming involved with the Kurri Coalface Pedal,” he said.


“Its involvement will help us to raise vital funds and awareness to ensure the Westpac Rescue Helicopter can be here for our community 24-7.”


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