Pedal power tapped to raise funds for young Kyra

Pilbara News - - News - Louise Alling­ham

The Wick­ham Rid­ers are gear­ing up for a char­ity ride this week­end to raise money for eight-year-old Kyra Delint who has been di­ag­nosed with leukaemia.

Kyra, who lives in Pan­na­won­ica with her fa­ther, is in Perth re­ceiv­ing treat­ment.

Wick­ham Rid­ers As­so­ci­a­tion trea­surer Steve Thack­well said rid­ing clubs from all over the Pil­bara, in­clud­ing Port Hed­land, Pan­na­won­ica and Kar­ratha, were set to par­tic­i­pate in the event.

Mr Thack­well said Kyra and her fam­ily are very well known in the Wick­ham and Pan­na­won­ica com­mu­ni­ties, which had been pro­vid­ing sup­port and do­na­tions since her di­ag­no­sis.

The rid­ers will go from the Dampier Mer­maid at noon on Satur­day, July 9, to Whim Creek for an af­ter­noon feast, then to Point Sam­son Tav­ern and Port Wal­cott.

A wind-down ses­sion will be held at the fi­nal des­ti­na­tion, Port Wal­cott yacht club from 6pm.

Mr Thack­well said ev­ery­one was in­vited to the yacht club.

Lo­cal busi­nesses have do­nated items and prizes to be auc­tioned and raf­fled off on the night. These in­clude a free bike ser­vice, scratchies, drinks and 10 dozen oys­ters.

There will also be com­mem­o­ra­tive shirts and stubby hold­ers avail­able as well as food and drink.

DJ Gig­gaboyz has do­nated his time to pro­vide mu­sic for the event.

Peo­ple can also bring a swag to camp the night oth­er­wise there will be a free bus ser­vice run­ning from the yacht club to Wick­ham.

En­try fees are $30 for rid­ers, $25 for pas­sen­gers and $10 for the wind-up party.

All pro­ceeds will go to­wards Kyra’s med­i­cal costs.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the Wick­ham Rid­ers Facebook page.

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