Karratha toy run collects impressive haul for needy

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Toys donated by the Karratha Bikers Association.
Camera IconToys donated by the Karratha Bikers Association. Credit: Karratha Bikers Association

Thousands of dollars worth of gifts have been donated to the Salvation Army, courtesy of the annual Karratha Bikers Association Toy Run.

In the run, held at the end of October, 43 riders hit the highway from the Point Samson Tavern and Wickham OB’s Club to the Dampier Mermaid to pick up toys and food vouchers to donate to families in need.

KBA spokesman Shane Kilvington said the event gave the Pilbara’s bikers an excuse to ride while helping others at the same time.

“It was a really good turnout, considering the downturn we have had,” he said.

“We had quite a few people and clubs travelling from all over the Pilbara to join us for the day.

“On any day your own club could be down on numbers because of work, rosters and whatnot, so the support from other clubs really makes a difference on the day.”

Mr Kilvington said the venues each donated items for a raffle.

This year was the 27th year the ride has been hosted.

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