HIT­TING THE ROAD FOR A CAUSE

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - FRONT PAGE -

About 150 rid­ers will rev their en­gines on No­vem­ber 11 as they com­bine to help stop the plague of metham­phetamine on the South West com­mu­nity.

It will be the third an­nual drug aware­ness char­ity ride pre­sented by the Nga Uri rid­ers, with all pro­ceeds to ben­e­fit ad­dic­tion sup­port group Ice Break­ers Bun­bury.

As­sem­bling at the Aus­tralind BP Boat Ramp carpark at 8.30am, the rid­ers will travel to Wa­roona to pay their re­spects at the war me­mo­rial in hon­our of Re­mem­brance Day, be­fore head­ing to the Bun­bury PCYC as the fi­nal des­ti­na­tion.

Nga Uri pres­i­dent Dave Tokona said the spread of ice was a prob­lem which re­quired im­me­di­ate ac­tion.

“Ice is a huge prob­lem through­out the com­mu­nity and it has been for a while now — we have fam­i­lies who are dy­ing be­cause of ice,” he said.

“No­body is ab­sent from hav­ing some­body af­fected by ice.”

The ride sup­ported Doors Wide Open in 2016 and fo­cused on youth drug aware­ness for last year’s ride.

“Our youth are our fu­ture and that is who the drug deal­ers are tar­get­ing,” he said.

“It is known as the devil’s drug and we need to shine light where there is dark­ness and help them out.”

Ice Break­ers peer sup­port worker Adam Lange said re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion fa­cil­ity Palmer­ston Brunswick had also come on board.

“It just shows we are all work­ing in har­mony to­gether,” he said. “The money is im­por­tant be­cause we want to help peo­ple get their lives back on track and to be able to do that we have to pro­vide ac­tiv­i­ties and a safe place for them to be,” he said. “We re­ally want to thank Nga Uri — it is an amaz­ing feel­ing to know we have such com­mu­nity sup­port.”

Call 0449 289 272 to get in­volved.

Pic­ture: Jon Gell­weiler

Dave “Nuxx” Tokona, Adam Lange from Ice Break­ers, Morehu Heta-Tohu, Ray­mond “Tonic” Kear­ney, Ryan Buswell from Palmer­ston and Budi “De­dod” Anet are join­ing forces to stop the in­flu­ence of metham­phetamine in the com­mu­nity.

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