RIDE FOR THE KIDS!!
The Bendigo Motorcycle Toy Run will run this year on 1 December. . This will mark the 18th year that the Bendigo Allies Motorcycle Club has organised the toy run and they are hoping for a big turn out. All the proceeds from the event are donated to St Vincent de Paul for distribution to local families in need so the Club is asking the whole community to rally around and support the run. said Cam Major Ride Coordinator. The motorcycle riders will meet at Lansell Square at 8am for an 8:30am departure, arrive at IGA Castlemaine at 9:30am, IGA Long Gully 10am, IGA Eaglehawk 10:45 and ﬁnishing at Lake Weeroona Rowing Club at 12 noon.
Community members can catch up with the riders at these venues to donate toys. St Vincent’s provide a truck to collect all the gifts along the way. Family Fun Day activities will commence at 12 noon at Lake Weeroona. . A jumping castle, fairy ﬂoss and face painting should keep the kids entertained while the adults can pick up a few bargains at the goods and services auction.
The major rafﬂe this year is the winners choice of a CRF50 Fun Bike donated by Elliott Bros or a Milwaukee Cordless 6 Tool 3 Battery Combo Kit donated by United Tools. If you win and want the tools it would be best not to tell the kids you won! The whole family can enjoy a BBQ lunch cooked up by the Maiden Gully Lions Club, a staple of all good fundraising events. With plenty of soft toys already in stock, St Vincent de Paul are in need of gifts for older kids to meet the expected demand for Christmas.
All the funds raised by the event will be converted into IGA food vouchers and given to St Vincent de Paul for distribution, so please give generously. The Toy Run Committee are looking for more auction items if any businesses would like to donate, knowing that all the proceeds stay local please contact Robyn Major Event Coordinator on 0437452180.
Donations can be delivered to : ACE Training, 17 Gildea Lane,East Bendigo. Matheson’s Barbers, 3 Lyttleton Terrace, Bendigo or 299 High Street Golden Square