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Lime x Bayadherra: Bridging the gap for First Nation teens

This post was authored by Annabel Ellis, Public Relations and Marketing Specialist, Australia and New Zealand.

We are proud to partner with Bayadherra, Aboriginal art collective founded by Yorta Yorta brother and sister Luke and Siena Tieri, to commission a one-of-a-kind piece to wrap 20 e-bikes and e-scooters across Melbourne and raise money for Bridging the Gap Foundation. Proceeds of all rides taken on these vehicles will be donated to Bridging the Gap Foundation across a two-week period.

As one of Australia’s leading Indigenous charities, Bridging the Gap Foundation’s purpose is to address the nine-year gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. The Foundation focuses on health, education and employment pathways for young people in order to tackle the existing inequalities for Aboriginal people.

Lara Nickless and Hugo Burt-Morris from Lime are pictured with Jethro Calma-Holt, an ambassador from Bridging the Gap Foundation, and Bayadherra artists, Luke and Siena Tieri in front of the newly wrapped vehicles.

“The funds raised by this generous partnership with Lime will help Aboriginal children to grow up with the same opportunities in life as every other Australian. The fact that Lime is also supporting two young Indigenous artists at Bayadherra gives the partnership added significance. We hope the people of Melbourne feel a connection to their art and are inspired to find out more about Bridging the Gap Foundation’s role in providing opportunities and improved outcomes for Indigenous youth.”

- Sharon Mulholland AM, Bridging the Gap Foundation CEO.

Title: Dana Wamadaman Woka meaning ‘Pathway on Country’

"The piece illustrates the collaboration and connection between Lime and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities who have occupied the land for more than 60,000 years, acknowledging the traditional lands and culture of our ancestors. The three large yarning circles, flowing river and smaller green circles acknowledge Lime’s cultural engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and ongoing connection and respect for culture and Country.”

- Luke Tieri, artist

We are honoured to have commissioned the talented Luke and Siena of Bayadherra, and have Bridging the Gap Foundation on board as our charitable partner. We worked closely with Bayadherra to produce an artwork that showcases the connection to the land and the environment our riders have as they travel across Melbourne. We expect a significant donation to be made to Bridging the Gap and are proud that the funds will help support the incredible work of the foundation in aiding existing inequalities in health, education and employment opportunities for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

To further support Bridging the Gap Foundation beyond this campaign, and to help be a good partner to the communities in which they serve, we have signed the foundation on as a Lime Hero partner for the foreseeable future. Lime Hero is our community empowerment programme that allows riders to round up the cost of their rides to support a community organisation in their city.

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