Geraldton streets will be booming forthe annual Salvation Army Toy Run on Saturday December 5.
Cruisers, scooters, tourers, café racers, trikes, chook chasers – if it’s licensed with two wheels (or three) it can join the grand parade of machines with donated gifts for under privileged local children.
WA Police will escort this year’s Run, which will encircle Geraldton and conclude with the machines displayed on the City’s foreshore.
Coordinated by Geraldton Ulysses Club, the non-profit event sees all gifts distributed to clients of the Salvation Army in Geraldton and the Mid West.
Geraldton Salvation Army corps officer Lieutenant Jeff Milkins is hoping for a big turn out this year.
“This is our only major source of donations for Christmas and we rely on the Toy Run to make sure every needy child receives a gift this Christmas,” he said, adding with a smile that it would be niceto see the gifts grow up a bit.
“We always get soft cuddly toys of all shapes and sizes, that’s wonderful, but our clients are all ages,” Lt Milkins explained.
“Needy children in that age group up to 12 or 14 years often miss out while their younger siblings have all the fun.”
Riders are asked to meet in the Cathedral Avenue carpark behind the SGIO building at 9.30am, for the start at 10am.