December 7, 2017
People who’d like to help disadvantaged local children enjoy a happier Christmas have until December 15 to donate a soft toy to this year’s South Burnett Toy Run.
On Saturday, December 16, motorcyclists from all over the region will be converging on the Salvation Army’s store in Kingaroy Street, Kingaroy to deliver toys that have been left for collection in the Toy Run’s “Baskets Of Hope”.
The toys will then be distributed by the Salvos to families in need in the days leading up to Christmas so children can find something special under the tree for them on Christmas Day.
The Toy Run was originally a project of the Ulysses Motorcycle Club but is now under the stewardship of Wooroolin bike tour guide Lynnsay Fryer, who operates from Kerri B’s Bikery.
Lynnsay said Christmas Toy Runs are a motorcycling tradition, helping spread the joy of Christmas to children who are having a tough time of things though no fault of their own.
Lynnsay and his team of helpers have organised ten soft toy drop-off points at the Kilkivan Garage, Goomeri Bakery, Mark Smith’s Menswear in Murgon, CROW-FM’s studios in Wondai, the Wooroolin Cafe, Hit-FM’s studios and Sunshine Mitre 10 in Kingaroy, the Kumbia Service Station, Nanango Spare Parts and the Yarraman Bakery where toys can be left for collection.
On the day, motor cyclists from all over the South Burnett and beyond will be picking up the toys and then converging on Kingaroy from the north, south and west.
They intend to meet up at the park opposite Huston Motors on Rogers Drive, then ride a loop around town before they make their way to the Salvos store to deliver this year’s collection.
Motorcyclists taking part in the Toy Run will also be in the running for a “Best Decorated Bike” prize, so the procession promises to be something to see for spectators, too.
If you would like to help but can’t make it to one of the Toy Run’s donation points, Lynnsay can be contacted on 0428-960-480.