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Getting ready to do some "k"s on their bicycles ... Ken Goodhew and Dean Gauld, from Huston Nissan, and Struddys Sports owner Cathy Goodhew

July 30, 2012

There’s garage sales and then there’s GARAGE sales … of the type only a car dealership could arrange.

Huston Nissan hosted such a garage sale on Sunday to help support a local cycling team raising funds for the Children’s Health Foundation.

Huston employees Dean Gauld and Ken Goodhew, and Ken’s wife Cathy, owner of Struddys Sports in Kingaroy, have volunteered to take part in the 10th annual Ks 4 Country Kids bike ride which begins in Dalby on August 24.

The three-day ride passes through the Western Downs and finishes in Chinchilla.

The amateur riders each make a commitment to raise at least $1500 to benefit the Children’s Health Foundation (formerly known as the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation).

Since 2003, the K’s 4 Country Kids bike ride has raised an amazing $1.2 million to help support sick children.

As well as the garage sale – which featured everything from car radios to driving lights, as well as the more usual items – the Kingaroy trio is raffling an autographed 2011 State of Origin rugby league jersey (including Darren Lockyer’s signature) and a framing voucher from Framed With Style.

Tickets are $10, and as there’s just 100 being sold, the odds of winning are quite good!

Nissan, who are the major sponsors of the ride, have also donated an X-Trail SUV which is being raffled across Queensland.

Tickets for both these prizes are available at Struddys Sports and Huston Nissan in Kingaroy.

Tax-deductible donations to support the Children’s Health Foundation can also be made at these locations.

The trio is hoping to raise a minimum of $5000 through their efforts.

Did you know? More than 37,000 children from all over Queensland are treated at the Royal Children’s Hospital every year.  On average, one child every three days is retrieved by ambulance or helicopter from a regional or remote area and transported to the RCH for specialist treatment. 


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