When members of the South West motorcycle community heard in early December that Bunbury’s Salvation Army Corps was likely to go without a toy run this year, they moved quickly to do something about it.
The South West Harley Davidson Owners group, Bunbury Ulysses Motorcycle Club and a number of passionate individuals banded together to make sure less fortunate children still have a present to look forward to this Christmas.
Bunbury Ulysses member Barry ‘Grub’ Kelson said it was a scramble to organise the ride from Capel to Bunbury in just a fortnight but the willingness of the riders to be involved was something special.
Early participation estimates of 50 motorcycles were blown out of the water as more than 300 bikes and 500 participants completed the ride on Sunday morning.
Bunbury Salvation Army Lieutenant Harriet Farquhar said the town’s generosity continues to overwhelm her as Christmas approaches.
“Bunbury is full of good Samaritans and we are very grateful it is so,” she said.