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Toy ride

Toy ride

Motorcycle riders support the Salvation Army's Christmas Appeal

Regional motorcycle riders of all types of machines will converge on Natimuk’s Main Street to ride with a Police Escort into Horsham to support the Salvation Army’s Christmas Appeal.

The ride, in its 19th year, has a focus on local disadvantaged children.

This year the ride will be part of Kannamaroo 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 through the years.

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

Horsham Police Highway Patrol will lead the group from Natimuk following a briefing and arrive at Horsham’s Roberts Place at 11am.

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Salvation Army Western Victoria Division Major Carolyn Wright 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.

Mrs Papst said organisers encouraged 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 tie that tinsel down, however,” Mrs Papst said.

People keen to support the Salvo’s Ride by riding in the event or viewing the bikes at Roberts Place on Saturday morning can learn more on the ride’s Facebook page.

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