BLUE skies, sunshine and a spirit of generosity in the local business community contributed to a hugely successful Live to Ride fundraising day for deaf and blind children, organisers say.
The ride involved 62 bikes, which set off from and returned to the Laurieton Hotel, where the riders and passengers were joined by at least as many non-riders for the fund-raising raffles and barbecue.
Motorcycle riders came from as far away as Sydney for the event, organiser Alan Hearnden (Ali Barber) said.
The day raised just under $3000 for deaf and blind children, with about a dozen in the local community who will share in the benefits, he said.
The sum raised exceeded expectations and was a tribute to the generosity of the local community.
Local businesses’ donations were “just amazing” considering what a hard year they have all had, Alan said.
The event was run through the local Lantern Club which raises funds for the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children and a state Lantern Club representative attended the day and drew the raffle winners.
Everybody had a great time and organisers are already thinking about next year’s event.