Lisa Thomas

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

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Received first donation

Reached 50% of Fundraising Goal

Reached 100% of Fundraising Goal

My Updates

Enough excuses....I'm doing this!

Monday 6th Mar
I've sat by and watched many amazing riders sign up for the Hands Across The Water Charity Bike Ride over the years and thought 'I can't do that, it's too hard - I have too many injuries and issues!'.  
Today I decided to bite the bullet and sign up!  Yes, I'm scared, yes I worry how I am able to physically get through it all, but I'm determined to give it my best shot.  The pain my body goes through is nothing compared to the benefits of what my fundraising will contribute to the orphanages in Thailand.  That is my focus.  Enough of feeling sorry for myself and sitting back being an observer...I want to contribute and make a difference to kids' lives and I couldn't think of a better charity than Hands Across The Water.  

I would really love it if you could make a donation to my fundraising for this charity.  Every rider does it tough, it is a challenging ride at the best of times, with many riders facing their own challenges as well.  I have had 2 shoulder surgeries, a spinal fusion in my neck and suffer daily with fibromyalgia so it is going to be a massive challenge for me mentally and physically to even ride a bike, let alone for 500kms over 5 days!  Please get behind me and help me with my fundraising - I will be eternally grateful and so will the young lives you will be helping in Thailand.  xo   

Thank you to my Sponsors


Peter Knight

Well done Lisa for supporting a deserving charity. Good luck with the bike ride..


Michael Karamallis

Hey Lisa, here’s the donation I promised you.


Pete Semmens

Great cause


Petra Ladwig

Good luck. Braver than me.


Raelene Goldsmith

Credit to you Lisa for walking the walk (or riding in this case) rather than talking the talk about makings a difference ❤️


David G

Awesome effort. Good luck.


Michelle Scurry


Stacey M


Catherine Scanlan

Enjoy the ride Lisa!


Maureen Pound

You are an absolute legend! I know you’ll do a great job. Here’s to helping the kids! X


Dave Richards

You go girl.


Lee Clark


Alison Baldwin

A simply amazing idea, I know you will smash this!!


Academy Of Cosmetic Tattoo Australia

Love your work Lisa!


Paula Harris

Peddle, peddle, peddle.


Ron Morris

Go girl. X


Carl Feilberg

Good luck


Georgina Thompson

Total inspiration - we are all behind you xx



Good effort Lisa


Joanne Treacy

Wishing you the smoothest ride, you’ve got this.



Worth it to see you ride a push bike! Good job sis


Janis Beck

All the best Lisa you can do this. X


Matt N Uli


Nikki Dumee

You are amazing!



This is the least I can do to say thank you. I know and hope you’ll smash it out of the park!


Tayla Thomas

You go queen 🫶🏼


Troy Barnett

Love your work Lisa! Good luck


Laura Kearsley

Well done! Good Luck! Xx


Angela Hill- Travel Managers

Well done Lisa, you are going to nail it!!


Hair By Tash

Good on you girl ! #kindnessgoesalongway 💗


Ruth Murdoch

Go girl!!!


Deb D

Awesome Lisa! So good 😍


Ted Larson

Ride Strong Lisa


Jess Thomas

Happy Mother’s Day 💓 You’ll smash this


Go Lisa! You’ve got our support! 🫶


Sue Attar

U go girl - get those quads moving!!


John Mcguire

Great work Lisa 🥰


Lee Burgess

Well done Lisa!



Good on you for raising a hand and having a go at this difficult challenge 🙏


Kerry Harper

Good luck Lisa



Go girl!


Renee Towers


Robyn Wills

All the best !!


Lee & Liz Green

Good Luck Lisa, you’ve got this!!