DONATIONS are still coming in following the Motorcyclists Advocating Child Empowerment fundraiser in Hervey Bay last month.
The club’s Wide Bay chapter hosted a superhero charity ride / cruise, followed by a show and shine and family fun day at Seafront Oval on Saturday, 29 May.
Local Treasurer Peter ‘Cruncher’ Imbesi said a GoFundMe page was set up to allow people who couldn’t attend the family fun day to donate.
Mr Imbesi said the page was still active to allow more people to contribute towards the initiative.
“We have raised just over $9,500 so far, which is great,” Mr Imbesi said.
The money will be given to the Hervey Bay Hospital Children’s Ward so they can purchase a cardiac monitor.
“We’ve never organised something like this before, but we were really happy with the outcome. Lots of fun was had on the day and it all goes towards a good cause,” Mr Imbesi said.
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There is already talk of making the family fun day an annual event.
“We would definitely love to make this an annual event. As long as the funds that we raise stay in our community and help children, we’re interested,” he said.
Mr Imbesi thanked all the people who got involved in organising and running the event.
“This was all done by volunteers, so a really big thank you to everyone.”
If you would like to contribute towards the ongoing GoFundMe initiative, click here.