Ride par­tic­i­pants dig deep 4 kids

Alpine Observer - - News - By JUSTIN JEN­VEY

THE first Ora Holt Me­morial Ride has raised $8000 for the 4 Kids and Car­ers Fu­ture Foun­da­tion which sup­ports the late mother of four’s or­phaned chil­dren.

On Satur­day about 50 peo- ple made their way, via horse­back, push­bike or by foot, from the Free­burgh Hall to the Wandi Pub over the Re­liance Track.

The trek was one Ora reg­u­larly rode with Pat and Adrian Web­ster and it’s hoped the ride will be an an­nual fundraiser and con­tribute to Ora’s mem­ory af­ter she was trag­i­cally killed on An­zac Day last year.

4 Kids and Car­ers Fu­ture Foun­da­tion com­mit­tee mem­ber Ja­son Reid said the first an­nual ride ex­ceeded ex­pec­ta­tions.

“We had a great day, a great turn out and we’re re­ally happy with the amount of money we raised,” he said.

“A to­tal of $8000 for the foun­da­tion was a great ef­fort and it was also good to get some in­for­ma­tion out and spread the word about what the foun­da­tion is do­ing.

Mr Reid said funds were raised through the sale of raf­fle tick­ets and the auc­tion­ing of items at the Wandi Pub on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

“We raised some re­ally good money out of the raf­fle thanks to Al Find­lay and Pat Web­ster,” Mr Reid said.

“The sup­port on the day from peo­ple spend­ing big on the auc­tion was also much ap­pre­ci­ated so we’d like to give a big shout out to ev­ery­one who dug deep and sup­ported the day.”

A break­fast was held at the Free­burgh Hall be­fore the ride com­menced.

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