Toy run delivers the goods
ALMOST 100 of the Maranoa’s most disadvantaged children will have a merrier Christmas after the success of the annual Maranoa Toy Run.
Organiser John Finnigan counted 44 bikes that made the run from Bassett Park to Roma Clay Target Club on Saturday – the best he has seen in years.
The toys collected will go to foster children across the region. “They get handed straight to Anglicare to distribute, as well as some vouchers which they can hand to the older kids who can go and choose their own,” Mr Finnigan said.
“We started about seven or eight years ago when there was a movement against motorcycle gangs, and we saw they were doing toy runs in other areas and thought we would introduce it here.”
Mr Finnigan said the sausage sizzle, donated by Ladbrooks Butchery and Bakearoma, helped them raise a further $190 for Anglicare.
CHRISTMAS CHEER: Organiser John Finnigan leads the eighth annual Maranoa Toy Run, in which 44 bikes participated.