Karratha bikers make $8K stationery donation to local schools

Alicia PereraPilbara News
KBA members with the $8000 worth of stationery to be donated to local schools.
Camera IconKBA members with the $8000 worth of stationery to be donated to local schools. Credit: Alicia Perera

Disadvantaged schoolchildren in Karratha, Wickham and Roebourne have received a helping hand with their education through a generous donation of stationery by the Karratha Bikers Association.

Some $8000 worth of stationery items were delivered to seven primary schools across the City of Karratha area last week, the result of funds raised by major KBA fundraiser the Father’s Day Car, Bike and 4WD Show.

KBA president Matt Peters and treasurer Neil Tollison said the club hoped the items would support disadvantaged children whose families could not afford to buy stationery, and their schools.

“Hopefully, this will help the children who don’t have the necessary stationery and some of the dedicated teachers who have been buying stationery for their pupils,” Mr Tollison said. “We understand the need for education in every child’s learning ... to achieve their potential goals.”

They thanked everyone who had supported the 2018 car, bike and 4WD event, which is now in its sixth year.

Peg’s Creek, Baynton West, Tambrey, Millars Well, Karratha, Roebourne and Wickham primary schools have all received a share of the donated stationery.

The KBA car, bike and 4WD show, now in its sixth year, raises funds through entry fees for entering vehicles in competitions and other purchases made at the show.

Past recipients of funds from the event include local sporting clubs and St John Ambulance.

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