More than 100 bikers are anticipated to roar down Keira Street to help raise funds for Anglicare Wollongong.
The local biker’s social club will be riding from Picton to Wollongong this Sunday, March 5. Arriving at the Anglicare office at 12pm, many will bring donations of old and new clothing, and Easter eggs.
“Every year more than 3,300 emergency relief appointments are made with desperate households who turn to us for help and more than 4,200 bags of food are given out,” says Anglicare Sustainable Living Manager, Debbie Magyar.
“We are always thankful for the support from the community and will put the donations to good use.”
The social club will provide sausages and drinks for their member to purchase with the money going towards Anglicare’s Sustainable Living Program.
Members of the Sustainable Living Program and Counselling team will be cooking the BBQ on the day.
Greg Hirst of Brotherhood CMC and organiser of the event says the club has a long history of supporting Anglicare.
“We supported Anglicare’s work with homeless youth in Parramatta and when a Wollongong rider suggested the Anglicare branch there, we thought that would be a great thing to do,” Greg explains.
“The clubs attending are trying to get a positive message about motorcycling and challenge the negative anti-association laws that are affecting many unfairly.
“We are inviting the Illawarra community to support the work of Anglicare and other charities as there are more and more Aussies who are doing it tough. Many bikers can relate to this and are happy to help when they can. I think that applies to most Australians so come down to Anglicare, make a donation, check out the bikes and and bikers over a bbq.”
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