Dean Purtle

I am raising money to support the children of Hands Across the Water because I believe that all children deserve to build a future full of possibilities, opportunities and dreams - a life of choice, not chance.

Hands Across the Water [Hands] started as a charity in response to the Boxing Day Tsunami. Now we support 350+ children living in 7 homes and projects across Thailand. 

The kids who come to live in a Hands home are there because they have no choice. This is often the result of one of three heartbreaking situations:

  • They have no known family to care for them
  • They have a family member who is known to them, but is unable to care for them
  • They are living in an unsafe environment and have been placed in our care by the police or government

Hands not only provides the life-saving necessities for the kids in our homes, they also support many families in an outreach program to help keep kids out of our homes.

Just as important as filling their bellies with healthy food and providing a safe bed to sleep in, with the support of amazing donors like you, the vision of Hands is to help these kids see the opportunities that lie before them, to see a life of choice.

My hope is that you will make the choice to join me in this experience and help me reach my personal fundraising goal. Please make a donation today to support these children and provide them with a better future. 

Together we can truly make a difference - Donate now!

My Achievements

Updated Profile

Shared page

Received first donation

Reached 50% of Fundraising Goal

Reached 100% of Fundraising Goal

My Updates

Training Has Started!

Monday 24th Apr
Yep thats right training has officially started!  I thought about going for a ride but I dont own a bike! Instead I've had a few fluff sessions on a bike at the local gym, but in a major development I've done 2 x 4km runs in the last week. Not record breaking, but gotta start someewhere right! Might venture down to the bike shop this arvo.

Thank you to my Sponsors


Dean Purtle


Little Beach Boathouse


Brian & Wendy

Another charitable & inspirational venture by you & LBBH. Happy birthday




Andrew Donald

Great cause dean hoping you enjoy the smiles on the kids faces as much as I did Ride well


Jeremy Carter

Great initiative Dean


Aunty Clare

Go Deano and Joh.


Josie Johnson

Well done Deano and Joey. Hope you have a little holiday after. X


Adrian Johnson

great cause and a pleasure to support a great bloke well done deano



Best of luck to you guys mate! Hopefully all those years of chucking laps in your garage and riding the paper route will hold you in good stead! 👍🏻


Stephen Parkin

Great cause 👍🏻




Karen Hewitt