AL’s own Ashley Bujeya crosses Bass Strait as part of all-female row team in support of Red Nose

When not working as Head of Fitness & Community Engagement at Aligned Leisure’s Bay Pavilions in Bateman’s Bay, Ashley Bujeya has been busy rowing. And not just any rowing, with Ashley making the trip across the treacherous Bass Strait- an achievement to be proud of.

Ashley, a seasoned rower, completed the journey in a traditional surf boat along with seven other females to raise money for Red Nose, Australia’s leading authority on safe sleep and safer pregnancy advice.

Dubbed the Red Nose Mussel Rowers, the eight rowers combined for over 100 years of experience in marathon and sprint rowing.

Accompanied by their support crew, the team rowed distances ranging from 40 km – 89 km per day, testing their skills to the limit in the name of charity.

All raised funds will go directly towards helping to invest in research projects that could help discover the next crucial breakthrough in SIDS and stillbirth research.

Prior to taking off, Ashley had been working hard in the Bay Pavilions gym and out in the boat with her team to ensure they could reach their targets.

We had been chomping at the bit for February to roll around and to start our trip. We knew it would be hard, but Red Nose do amazing things, and our hard work was worth it to be able to support their mission. We are so happy we were able to do this for Red Nose.

Ashley Bujeya


Since 1977, their determination and tireless fundraising efforts created one of Australia’s most successful public health programs – “Back to Sleep”, which has so far resulted in an 80% reduction in SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) in Australia.

However, 3,000 babies and young children still die suddenly and unexpectedly each year in Australia, and 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in miscarriage. Red Nose has just launched the Red Nose Research Acceleration Fund, an initiative that will ensure new research projects are funded every single year, accelerating the next generation of research and unlocking the answers we desperately need to help save little lives.

By supporting the Red Nose Mussel Rowers, you will be helping to invest funds into research projects that could help discover the next crucial breakthrough in SIDS and stillbirth research.

For more information, or to donate to Red Nose visit.

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