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MORE than 1500 mo­tor­cy­clists will be out to make a dif­fer­ence this week­end for those not liv­ing high on the hog.

The an­nual Gee­long HOG (Har­ley Owners Group) Toy Run will lead a char­i­ta­ble con­voy of bikes from the water­front to Queen­scliff to­mor­row, col­lect­ing gifts for those in need along the way.

Gee­long Har­ley-Davidson gen­eral man­ager Ja­cob Gleeson said the event had been sup­port­ing lo­cal char­i­ties for 26 years.

“The Gee­long Toy Run means thou­sands of kids and many fam­i­lies don’t miss out on some Christ­mas cheer,” he said.

“This is a Gee­long tra­di­tion. A great spec­ta­cle and fun for riders and spec­ta­tors, but more im­por­tantly, it has a real, pos­i­tive com­mu­nity im­pact at an im­por­tant time of the year.”

Chil­dren at Herne Hill K-6 Early Learn­ing Cen­tre have been sourc­ing gifts and items for the ride. Or­gan­is­ers yesterday called into the Church St cen­tre to pick up the gen­er­ous do­na­tions.

Cot­tage by the Sea, Gee­long hos­pi­tal chil­dren’s ward, Bethany and The Sanc­tu­ary are among or­gan­i­sa­tions that will dis­trib­ute the toys and gift vouch­ers.

Bikes will as­sem­ble at Deakin Univer­sity Water­front from 8am be­fore de­part­ing for Queen­scliff’s Princess Park at 10am. En­ter­tain­ment, dis­plays, food, drink and other fes­tiv­i­ties will be on of­fer at Princess Park.

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