Look: $2500 raised in Ulysses Club Toy Run to help sick kids
MORE than 200 Fraser Coast motorcycle riders and vintage car drivers revved their engines in a trip from Maryborough to Hervey Bay to raise quids for sick kids.
About $2500 was raised by Fraser Coast Ulysses Club's Christmas Toy Run for the Hervey Bay Hospital's neo-natal unit, with another $500 also pledged.
Event co-organiser Keith Robins said he was impressed with the "all very last minute" convoy and the good spirit of those who participated.
"Everybody loves children and sometimes there's a lot of heartache with small babies and their parents.
"We just thought if we could raise a handful of money it might help with something (the hospital) need in that particular unit."
While about $1500 was raised by the Fraser Coast Ulysses Club through raffle ticket sales and gold coin Toy Run participation fees, the Maryborough RSL also chipped in $1000.
Club secretary Bruce Taylor said the hospital will receive the money soon.
The ultimate Sunday morning drive saw about 60 drivers and more than 180 motorbike riders parade from Maryborough's Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre to the Bay Central Tavern in Pialba, via Charlton Esplanade.
"It's amazing what people will do when kids are involved," Bruce said.
Ulysses Toy Run
180 plus motorbikes
60 plus vintage cars