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Bikers are coming

Wednesday, 1st December, 2010

Last year’s toy run proved popular with hundreds of riders gathering to help collect donations Last year’s toy run proved popular with hundreds of riders gathering to help collect donations

Motorbike riders across the city are gearing up to collect toys for children in need.

The Broken Hill Ulysses Club's annual toy run will be held on Saturday and they are asking for as many donations as possible.

The convoy will leave Centro Westside at 10.30am and stop at a number of businesses to collect donated items.

The pick up points will include the Red Robin Deli, Curves Gym, Tonic Hair Spa, South Post Office, South Newsagency, South Pharmacy, Barossa Knitting Mill, Newsworld, Miani's, Clip Around the Ears and the Head Shed.

Locals are welcome to leave unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items at these locations. 

Representative from Lifeline will collect the goods from the Centro Westside which will be the final stop in the toy run.

On Friday, members of the Ulysses Club will collect donated items from the local schools. 

One of the organisers, Colin Scown, said the toys were given to underprivileged kids. 

He said he had been doing the toy run for 15 years and enjoys it every year. "Just to see the kids' faces ... even when visiting the schools and watching the kids donate gifts," he said.

Anyone wishing to make a cash donation may call Mr Scown on 8087 6729, Bruce Satterthwaite 8087 5588, Peter Phillips on 8088 4924 or Ted Steer 80870 9416.

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