Bike-a-thon rides along
The Bike-a-thon raised funds for the Mundubbera Kindy
EIGHTEEN children took part in the Mundubbera Bike-a-thon on Saturday in the town’s Bicentennial Park.
The charity bike ride was aimed at raising funds for the Mundubbera Kindergarten.
Mundubbera Community Kindergarten president JanelleWeekes said it was a fantastic day out.
“A lot of the school kids came and supported the kindy,” MsWeekes said.
“We raised over $1000 in donations.”
MsWeekes said little kids rode the cement bike track in the park, while older kids rode on the dirt track.
“We had five school age kids do the 1km course and they did about six laps in 30 minutes,” she said.
“The kids got their own Over $1000 raised 18 participants 5 children did the 1km course sponsorship.
“They got forms where they had to either ask people to donate per lap or just donate to the kindy.”
MsWeekes said it was good to do something different.
“A couple of years ago they did a bike-a-thon,” she said.
“It’s a different kind of fundraising event to what we usually do.
“It was really good, something different; it got them out and about.”
Every child got a prize at the bike-a-thon, with the top prize being a bike.
The next fundraising event the kindy will hold will be a teddy bear picnic.
“We have to raise funds for the kindy because government expense doesn’t cover the cost,” Ms Weekes said.
MsWeekes said spots were still available at the kindy. Phone 4165 4170 for more information.
Janelle Weekes: We had five school age kids do the 1km course and they did about six laps in 30 minutes.
READY TO RIDE: Children get ready to take part in the Mundubbera bike-a-thon.