Bike-a-thon rides along

The Bike-a-thon raised funds for the Mun­dub­bera Kindy

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

READY TO RIDE: Chil­dren get ready to take part in the Mun­dub­bera bike-a-thon.

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