Road war­riors to in­vade

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - News -

More than 100 mo­tor bikes will con­verge on Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 27 for the in­au­gu­ral Road War­riors Char­ity Fes­ti­val.

Mo­tor­bikes, live mu­sic, trade stalls and world record at­tempts are just some of the at­trac­tions fea­tured in the first ever Road War­riors Char­ity Fes­ti­val, or­gan­ised by Yar­ra­wonga lo­cal mo­tor­bike en­thu­si­asts Graeme and Ker­rie along with the team at Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala Tourism and Busi­ness.

The three-day event has been or­gan­ised to raise much needed funds for the KIDS Foun­da­tion.

The event kicks off at 3pm on Fri­day, 27 Oc­to­ber from Coles Express Bunker Hill, Don­ny­brook, where a bus of KIDS Foun­da­tion youth am­bas­sadors and sup­port­ers set off to the Yar­ra­wonga Show­grounds, es­corted proudly by around 100 mo­tor­bikes.

Vol­un­teers Graeme and Ker­rie Hook, Noel and He­len Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala Tourism & Busi­ness, chose the KIDS Foun­da­tion as the of­fi­cial char­ity for the event, after learn­ing more about the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s in­jury pre­ven­tion and re­cov­ery pro­grams.

“We read about the KIDS Foun­da­tion and the work they do in pro­tect­ing, ed­u­cat­ing and em­pow­er­ing young chil­dren and have been in­spired by some of the in­di­vid­ual sto­ries of hope and courage.

“We’re re­ally ex­cited to help raise funds for the char­ity but also de­lighted to give the biker com­mu­nity a chance to es­cort some of the young peo­ple, chil­dren who are in­volved with the KIDS Foun­da­tion’s Burn,” Sur­vivor’s Net­work, Graeme said.

“We re­ally think this road trip, the Val­ued Cargo Es­cort Run, will be an ac­tion packed way to kick off the week­end.”

KIDS Foun­da­tion Direc­tor Susie O’Neill says it is quite an hon­our to be es­corted in such a fun way to help kick off the first ever Road War­riors Fes­ti­val.

“We’re de­lighted to have been cho­sen as the of­fi­cial char­ity and we have around 10 chil­dren and par­ents ready to jump on the bus to get the event started,” she said.

“We are a small, but ef­fec­tive, in­jury pre­ven­tion and re­cov­ery char­ity that has been op­er­at­ing since 1993, di­rectly reach­ing more than 30,000 chil­dren and fam­i­lies each year.

“We teach chil­dren from the age of four about in­jury pre­ven­tion and help them to man­age their own safety.

“On av­er­age, every week in Aus­tralia 35,000 chil­dren are in­jured, 1,100 are hos­pi­talised and five chil­dren will die from in­jury. More youth are dis­abled and die from in­jury than any ill­ness or dis­ease,” said Dr O’Neill.

Both KIDS Foun­da­tion and event or­gan­is­ers are en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to get in­volved in the in­au­gu­ral event in some way.

The event is a great mix of bik­ers, ma­chines, mu­sic, cruises, dis­plays and ac­tiv­i­ties over the three days of fes­tiv­i­ties with a fo­cus on value for money for the mo­tor­cy­cle en­thu­si­ast.

So whether you are into trikes, bikes, side­cars, vin­tage, mod­ern, Euro­pean, Ja­panese or Amer­i­can ma­chines get yourself along for the three days fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment – there will be some­thing for every­one at the Road War­riors Char­ity Fes­ti­val.

For more in­for­ma­tion call 1800 062 260 or 03 5744 1989 or 0447 104 912. For trade / mar­ket stall book­ings call 0447 104 912 or email fb­bars14@ya­

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