TON OF FUN TOY RUN
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.