Bikers, public asked for support

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Spirit of giving .. Timaru Bronz co-ordinator Morris Jones is calling on bikers to give this Christmas. His grandson, Brooklyn Jones (8), PHOTO: AL WILLIAMS

by Al Williams

Timaru Bronz (Bikers Rights Organisation NZ) heldĀ its 30th Annual Toy Run Appeal on Sunday and is calling on motorcyclists, and the general public, to help put a smile on the faces of needy children this Christmas.
Co-ordinator Morris Jones throughout New Zealand would collect toys in its local district.
He said the proceeds of December’s run would be given to the Salvation Army and the SPCA.
“The feedback has been positive and appreciative, thanks to the past support from the general public, motorcyclists and businesses.”
“The aim is to collect either previously loved or new toys for the district’s needy children, and to put a smile on their faces, a chance to make a difference.”
Motorcyclists are asked to meet at Robbies Bar, in Washdyke, about 9.30am for a 160km ride taking in the district’s towns.
As an alternative, cash can be donated. All the donations will then be passed on to the Salvation Army to distribute to the needy families around the district.
Donated toys will be picked up from prearranged outlets and, along with donated toys from the motorcyclists, will be delivered to the Salvation Army.
Anyone keen on donating can contact Mr Jones on 021 126-5622.