$60,000 raised on motorbike event

7/08/2017

MORE than $60,000 has been raised to help provide drills and saws for the theatre department of Cairns Hospital.
The funds were raised through the annual Wayne Leonard's Motorcycle Muster on the weekend, with tickets in a Harley-Davidson art union, the main contributor.
Co-ordinated by the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation, the event, in its 16th year, resulted in more than 40 motorcycle riders, pillion passengers and car drivers travelling to Mission Beach for the final component of the fundraising event.
Foundation fundraising and marketing manager Glenys Duncombe said a great group of community-minded motorcyclists had a wonderful weekend.
“We travelled from Cairns to Mission Beach via the Atherton Tableland where we received great community support, particularly from the Millaa Millaa Lions group which donated a fabulous morning tea to the rdiers,” Ms Duncombe said.
A very surprised man received the telephone call on Saturday night that he had won the Harley-Davidson blackiron art union, telling organisers he had bought one ticket as a birthday present to himself.
The top fundraiser of the event was long-time participant Bob Ison, who raised more than $6000 on his own.
“We still need to collate the final tally of funds raised, but it's over $60,000 for sure and we know this will buy at least two drills or saws for the theatre department,” Ms Duncombe said.

Photo: Geoff and Jan Nielson with some of the motorcycles at Mission Beach.

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