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Modelling the new jerseys ... Josie Potter, Cathy Goodhew and Lesley Nancarrow

June 15, 2015

Sunday is D-Day for Kingaroy cyclist Josie Potter … a 50km challenge to complete her fifth Brissie to the Bay Ride to raise funds for MS Queensland.

Josie has been busy training for the ride, and also raising money alongside other members of her “Kingaroy Cruisers” team.

So far there are 32 people nominated in the team, but the Cruisers are open to take on more members – anyone willing to cycle 10km, 25km, 50km or 100km in Brisbane on Sunday (June 21). Nominations can be taken on the day.

In 2011, Josie rode the 10km route, in 2012 it was 25km, and in 2013 she made 50km.

In 2014, she suffered a stroke and it looked most unlikely that she could ride, but she showed enormous courage to complete the 25km course.

This year, she’s had a lot more training and has nominated for the 50km course.

Josie said she wanted to thank the community for supporting her in her fund-raising efforts, especially during her recent raffle (see below).

Josie said she would also like to thank her sponsors:

Peabody Energy Australia Pty Ltd, BGA Agriservices, Struddys Sports Kingaroy, Go Property and Finance, Markwell Medical, Sengs Sales and Service, Ticket Training Solutions, Rob Taylor Electrical, Flemings Transport, In Touch Chiropractic, NAB Agribusiness, Sandra Langton Physiotherapy and Cross’s Livestock Transport.

Left of Centre Quilting donated the first prize in the raffle and quilted three of the quilts. Other raffle prizes were donated by Lois Vreeken, Tracey Krogh, Kathleen Vale, Aileen Langan, Lorraine Woltmann and Helen Coppard.

“Your generosity and support are amazing,” Josie said.

People who would like to support Josie’s fundraising efforts for MS Queensland should visit her fundraising page

Copies of the Kingaroy Cruisers’ new team jersey are also available to buy at Struddy’s Sports in Kingaroy.

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Raffle winners in the Kingaroy Cruisers Quilt Raffle:

1st – Anne-Maree Kenny
2nd – Mrs M Dickenson
3rd – Leanne Kemp
4th – Shen Exeter
5th – Angela Clarke

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Did you know:

  • 4 Australians are diagnosed with MS every working day
  • The average age of diagnosis is just 30 years of age
  • It strikes young people in the prime of their lives and there is no known cause or cure

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