Revved up for charity

 Bikers join in annual toy and gift collection

Jemma Boisen

FIRE UP your motorbikes for Saturday, December 5, for the annual Christmas charity run- formally known as the toy run organized by Gympie Ulysses Club.

The charity run aims to collect donations, toys and perishable foods to give to the St Vincent de Paul Society.

The Ulysses Club has been successfully organizing the charity run for 15 years and every year they always welcome any riders who would like to join.

“We encourage all to join. It doesn’t matter if they ride a scooter, a Harley, a sports bike- any motorbike will do,” Ulysses Club secretary Peter Palis said.

This year the club expects 100people to join the cruise – a similar number to previous years.

The run begins at 9:30am at Hell Town Hotrods and will cruise through the Mary Valley towards the Imbil Hotel, which is also a charity collection point.

The run will then proceed to the Kandanga Bowls Club, which will be the last collection point.

“There is plenty of things to do on the day,” Mr Palis said.

“We have $300 worth of raffles to draw, a judge the best Christmas bike contest and barefoot bowls. If the weather stays good, then it should be a great day.”

If you would like to donate to the charity run, St Vinnies is in need of baby toys, books, puzzles, cricket sets, craft sets and much more. They also accept pre-loved toys, but they need to be in good condition, and coin donations are always welcomed.

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