A SPECTACULAR weekend of motorbikes, cars, fundraising and fun, resulted in $54,000 raised to buy new EEG equipment at Cairns Hospital.
Almost 50 participants ventured from Cairns to Undara Lava Tubes the weekend of October 20-21 as part of the 17th annual Wayne Leonard’s Motorcycle Muster.
Key sponsors Wayne and Rhonda Leonard, of Wayne Leonard Motorcycles and Harley Magic, led the riders and motorists on a scenic tour around the stunning Atherton Tablelands.
Participants travelled from as far afield as Townsville and even Croydon.
Foundation CEO Tony Franz said the morning tea stop at Millaa Millaa was well-hosted by the Millaa Millaa Lions, followed by lunch at Innot Hot Springs.
“We had great weather along the way, fabulous food of course, and fabulous company,” Mr Franz said.
Once everyone checked in to their accommodation at Undara Lava Tubes, some went on sunset tours while others refreshed with a cooling beverage before the evening meal and entertainment.
“We had wonderful karaoke provided by Barry Lea, which always sets the scene for a great night, and of course the winner of the raffle was drawn,” Mr Franz said.
“The winner is always surprised when we call them and this occasion was no different - he was sold his winning ticket by a workmate,” he said.
The next day, participants rode and drove back to Cairns in their own time - many stopping off at the Speewah Country Tavern for lunch and to quench their thirst.
Since the event’s conclusion, the two EEGs have already been ordered.
The Foundation would like to thank the Leonard Family, Totally Workwear Cairns, Star 102.7 Cairns, Lotsa Print and Signage, Woree Tavern and Undara Lava Tubes.