As we prepare to get stuck into the Christmas shopping for our own families, and making Christmas lists for ourselves, it’s a good time to remember those less fortunate who won’t be waking up to a bunch of new toys under their tree this year. To help bring the fun of gifts to those in need this Christmas, about 150 motorcycles attended this year’s Atherton Toy Run to raise money and toys through the Salvation Army for those less fortunate kids.
On Saturday 23 November, the annual motorcycle ride through the Atherton Tablelands kicked off, with bike riders coming from all over Queensland to donate toys for underprivileged children this Christmas. Sabine and John H. from CST attended and rode the Toy Run with other Bikers trying to help kids in need. The day was great, threatened rain, but not a drop through the whole ride. The Police were there supporting the ride and escorted the 150 bikes through the towns on the Tablelands, and even escorted all the bikes through all red traffic lights and road works.
There were prizes for best dressed bike, oldest rider, who was 73 years old, and many other prizes donated by many different tablelands and Cairns organisations. This was a really great community event, seeing bike riders from all walks of life and riding all types of motorcycles coming together for one important cause.
Counsellor – CST