Motorcycle riders from around the region will converge upon Broken Hill this weekend with tinsel and toys attached to their rides all in the name of fundraising to help families with Christmas gifts for children at this fun but financially inflated time of year.
Ulysses Broken Hill are inviting anyone with a registered motorbike and a current licence to join them for a ride around the Silver City for their annual Toy Run starting at 10am from Gloria Jeans at 23-27 Bromide St on Saturday December 2 and finishing up at Harold Williams Home at 267 Eyre St with a free sausage sizzle and Christmas tunes from the BIU Band.
All presents collected and proceeds raised from the charity ride will go to Lifeline Broken Hill Country to Coast (LBHC2C) so you can hand cash or toys to Santa or any of the event organisers along the Toy Run route from Bromide down Blende St, Wills St, Gypsum St, Williams St, for a Santa stop at Miani’s Deli on McCulloch St, then onto Lane St, Oxide St, Beryl St, Sulphide St, back along Blende St, Iodide St, Argent St, Bromide St, then southbound down Chrystal St over the bridge to Pepe’s Milk Bar on Patton St for another quick Santa stop, then onto Rockwell St winding up at the Harold Williams Home destination point for a free feed.
LBHC2C are looking forward to delivering donated gifts to families in need this year.
“We’re extremely thankful to keep this initiative going each year. All of the gifts donated to our Lifeline Annual Toy Distribution go to local families and kids, and we already have over 70 families registered to receive gifts this year,” a LBHC2C spokesperson told the Barrier Truth this week.
Remember not to wrap the toys so that LBHC2C can see what age group the gifts are for before they wrap them.
For more information or to arrange toy pick up, call Wayne on 0418 911 461.
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