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
Smashed my running, cycling and exercise goals last week!
This week starting 1 Feb will see us really push the envelope for the month with some bigger rides up to 50km and lots of running.

Probs better think about drinking less and eating better, but hey, 1 step at a time right?

Wish us luck. Gonna need it!

Thank you to my Sponsors


Rob Parsons


Little Beach Boathouse


Little Beach Boathouse


Dean Purtle


Horizons Golf Resort


Fenton Family



No better way to make such a meaningful contribution - and get so much more in return! Ride hard, ride safe, ride!


Little Beach Boathouse


Kim & Suzanne Neil

Go for it Dean!


Liam And Trish Banyer

All the best for the ride Dean and Jo!


Brian & Wendy

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


Brad Jelfs

Well done Dean. You're a champion bloke in a lot of ways. Cheers, Brad


Rob Freeman


Sally & Roger Dunwell

A pleasure to donate to this wonderful charity Dean, good luck to you and Jo and your very worthy cause!


Ken Saville

Well dine Dean.


Michelle & Grant

Fantastic effort for a great cause.


Lee Purtle

Good luck Dean and Joh




Sue, Paul And Emily Nagle

Congratulations Dean and Jo. Wishing you all the best. All our love.


Ian Harber

Great work Deano


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.


Sally Tozer

Hoping you reach your goal amount - am sure you will xxx


The Thursday Group

Fed Ex Cup points! Jamie Wardy Terry


Peadar O'mahony

Beat of luck Dean and Joh I'm sure you'll both smash it


Bill Francis

Go Deano




Josie Johnson

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


Brian & Wendy Purtle

Merry Christmas


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 👍🏻


John "morgo" Morgan

Good luck with your fundraising efforts. Great cause.




John Lee

Good on you, Dean. Great charity.


Karen Hewitt


Aaron Jordan

Nice work


Raffle Credit For November


John Marks


Kurt Hainzer

Expecting nothing but a VB effort Deano.