Bikers rev up Salvos’ stock

Chloerissa EadieSouth Western Times
Bunbury Salvation Army lieutenant Harriet Farquhar stands with some of the toys donated by motorcycle clubs in the South West on Sunday.
Camera IconBunbury Salvation Army lieutenant Harriet Farquhar stands with some of the toys donated by motorcycle clubs in the South West on Sunday. Credit: Chloerissa Eadie

Overwhelming support from motorcyclists throughout the South West has provided the Salvation Army in Bunbury with more than 200 toys for those in need this Christmas.

Bunbury Salvation Army Lieutenant Harriet Farquhar said “it was amazing” after she had expected only 40 riders to roll into the depot on Sunday morning.

More than 100 riders departed Capel at 10am on Sunday, rode along Ocean Drive, through the Bunbury CBD and up Spencer Street to the depot wearing festive attire and attaching soft toys to their motorcycles.

“I am blown away by the support from the motorcycle clubs who took part this year,” she said.

“We have had more children in need of toys this year and now have about 600 to give out.

“It has been heartbreaking though to turn away a number of people in need of Christmas hampers but we didn’t have as much food as last year.

“Yes, it is less than last year but I am so grateful for the support and it’s the Bunbury community who have provided food to 1100 people.”

She thanked the community for their ongoing support and wished each and every person a Christmas filled with joy, peace and happiness.

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