Ride for young­sters

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Re­gional mo­tor­cy­cle riders on all types of bikes have con­verged on Na­timuk’s Main Street for the past 18 years to sup­port the Sal­va­tion Army’s Christ­mas ap­peal.

Each year the Sal­va­tion Army Char­ity and Toy Ride, with a po­lice es­cort to Horsham, sup­ports lo­cal dis­ad­van­taged chil­dren. This year the ride will be part of Horsham’s Kan­na­ma­roo Fes­ti­val on Satur­day morn­ing, with riders gath­er­ing in Na­timuk from 9.30am to 10.30am.

Ride co-or­di­na­tor Jenni Papst said sup­port for the ride had grown each year.

“It now in­cor­po­rates the won­der­ful sup­port of Na­timuk A and P So­ci­ety, which put on egg and ba­con rolls with cof­fee for the riders in Na­timuk,” she said.

Horsham Po­lice High­way Pa­trol has al­ways been an im­por­tant el­e­ment of this an­nual ride and will again lead the group from Na­timuk, ar­riv­ing in Horsham’s Roberts Place at 11am.

Ma­jor Carolyn Wright of the Sal­va­tion Army Western Vic Di­vi­sion said riders who sup­ported the event went ‘the ex­tra mile’.

“We pur­chase gift cards for teenagers with cash dona­tions and the qual­ity of gifts for younger re­cip­i­ents has been fan­tas­tic,” she said.

“We en­cour­age riders to get into the spirit of the event by dec­o­rat­ing them­selves and their bikes, with a prize awarded for best ef­fort.

“You re­ally do need to down, how­ever.”

Peo­ple keen to sup­port the Sal­va­tion Army’s ride by par­tic­i­pat­ing in the event or be­ing part of ac­tiv­i­ties at Roberts Place can find out more on the ride’s Face­book page, www.face­book.com/salvoschar­i­tyride. tie that tin­sel

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