Natasha Elphick

Type 1 Challenge Volunteer

My Story

For the third year running, I am reprising my role as Chief Minion for the Type 1 Challenge and my goal is to raise $4,000 to fund research to cure, prevent and treat this terrible disease.  With no JDRF One Ride in the Barossa Valley this year, our little team will instead be riding 1,100km over six days from Melbourne through western Victoria. 


Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that can strike at any time.  It affects more than 120,000 Australian families and 7 people are diagnosed every day.

Did you know:

A diabetic is 50% more likely to suffer from depression than someone without T1D.

T1D is an autoimmune condition with life-long and serious repercussions.

It's one of the most common chronic diseases in children, more so than even cancer, although it can be diagnosed at any age.  Unlike cancer, there is currently no chance of remission with T1D.


So, that’s what I’m doing and why.  What can you do to help, I hear you ask?  Update me in your contact list as “Tax Deduction” and help me to support JDRF’s mission to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications by giving whatever you can.  Don’t forget that your donation is tax deductible (but only if you’re a regular fundraiser for the Australian Taxation Office!).


Please sponsor my page and support my efforts to turn type one into type none!


Thanks so much for your support!

Thank you to my Sponsors


William & Lily Chen

Enjoy the experience!


Steve Bolto

Spin on...



Just keep swimming..


Beverley Simpson


Sonia Mccarthy

Pedal Power! Go Tash!


Maureen Ong

Go for it Tash!


Cheryl Ong


Sarah + Jason

All the best Tash!! Love, Sarah + Jason


Karen Redpath

Go you good thing - Minion Speed :)


Rohan Charrett

awesome effort team and such a great cause


Rae Huang


Alexander Woolley

Great work Tash! May the wind be behind you and the team!


Lydia Jones

Great effort Tash and team!



well put Tash and good luck!


Brett Duke

Great cause which is close to my heart as well


Ezio Mormile

Good luck Natasha.


Ross H

ride like the wind :)