Bik­ers bring­ing Christ­mas cheer to Top End

Sunday Territorian - - NEWS - IS­ABELLA HOOD

IT was a sound for sore ears as hun­dreds of mo­tor­cy­cles roared through­out Dar­win as part of this year’s Sal­va­tion Army Toy Run.

About 300 Dar­winites con­verged on the NT Mo­tor­cy­cle Cen­tre yes­ter­day with dozens of chil­dren’s toys strapped to their prized bikes for the an­nual ap­peal.

Mark Wil­son was one of many Ter­ri­to­ri­ans who blew out the cob­webs on a Har­leyDavid­son for the great cause.

“The Toy Run is not only a bit of fun, but a great way to give back to the com­mu­nity,” he said. “It’s also a great op­por­tu­nity to meet peo­ple from dif­fer­ent back­grounds.”

Sal­va­tion Army Toy Run co-or­di­na­tor Rob Thomas said around 600 in­di­vid­ual gifts were do­nated this year.

“It’s pretty amaz­ing see­ing the Salvos truck at the end of the day just full of toys,” he said.

“Ev­ery­thing we do to­day is for the kids – as well as col­lect­ing toys we also raise around $2000 for the Salvos through our raf­fles.”


Mark Wil­son loads up with toys for the Sal­va­tion Army and Hog Christ­mas Toy run

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