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MEDIA RELEASE: National – Hilco Global APAC announced as Silver sponsor for Ridewest 2022

24 February 2022

NATIONAL – Hilco Global APAC announced as Silver sponsor for Ridewest 2022


Hilco Global APAC are supporting the RideWest Campaign for 2022 as official sponsors, raising funds for Royal Flying Doctors Service.

Ridewest is a bi-annual 1300km ride to raise money for the amazing RFDS Wellbeing Out West team who provide mental health services to rural and remote communities in regional Queensland.

Michael Hayes was introduced to RideWest and the work of the Royal Flying Doctor Service after reading their paper “Mental Health in Rural and Remote Communities”. Being a native Queenslander, to learn that remote Australians experience suicide at 2x the rate of the city, yet access mental health services at a fifth of the rate of city people, he jumped on board as a shareholder of Hilco Global APAC for sponsorship.

The Ridewest team saw a need to continue the work of RFDS, and started a team ride to raise awareness and funds; in 2022 the course will span 1311km from Brisbane to Longreach through terrain that showcases regional Queensland, stopping in remote local towns over 8 days. Those who do not ride are encouraged to sponsor a rider or team if they have the means to do so, in turn helping the Royal Flying Doctors Service continue the work on the Wellbeing Out West Program.

“Mental health is an important social issue, and we commend those who are taking tangible steps in creating platforms for direct change, such as the Wellbeing Out West program. Barriers to health services should not be the ongoing reality for rural and regional communities, so we made a choice this year to support the efforts of RideWest and in turn the RFDS in their mission to make these services more accessible to everyone” said Adam Scharer, CEO of Hilco Global APAC.

Wellbeing Out West provides free mental health education, one-on-one counselling and support to people living and working in remote and rural parts of Queensland, with a focus on the North West, Central West and South West.

The service targets anyone experiencing tough times because of worsening rural adversity out west. Mental Health Clinicians travel to their clients and often deliver services at community based mental health workshops, pit-stop health checks, or via training for remote station managers and staff.

To sponsor the riders visit the official RideWest site to read more about their mission and donate to the cause.

To learn more about the Wellbeing Out West program run by the Royal Flying Doctors Service

About Hilco Global APAC

Hilco Global APAC (www.hilcoapac.com)  is a privately held company and the preeminent authority on helping companies to derive maximum value for their assets. Hilco Global earned this reputation after decades of providing both healthy and distressed companies with creative insight, solutions and advice.  Hilco Global works to deliver the best possible result by aligning interests with clients and proving them strategic insight, advice, and, in many instances, the capital required to complete the deal, demonstrating our willingness to share risk and reward.


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Adam Scharer, Hilco APAC Chief Executive Officer

Adam is the CEO of Hilco APAC, a Director and founding shareholder, with over 25 years of experience in the auction, valuation and marketplace industries. Seeing a gap in the market when it comes to global access to marketplaces, Adam envisioned a business with a full-service offering; Hilco Global APAC was born from this vision. As the head of our business, Adam focuses on strategic relationships and finding new and interesting ways to connect buyers & sellers globally.

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