This year is the 13th anniversary of the Variety SA Children’s charity Moto Run event, with the event set to makes its way across the EP during its four-day adventure.
The Eyre Peninsula has played a significant part in helping raise money for the children’s charity through the Runaway Brides and other BASH entrants.
The moto run is a more boutique event that will see motorbikes and unique cars take to the road and deliver funding to communities for sick children.
Day one will see moto run participants travel from the Clare Valley and makes its way through to Port Lincoln with two nights to be spent on the EP.
On Thursday 15th October Variety will be presenting a cheque of more than $40,000 for riding lessons for the disabled.
Variety CEO Mark McGill said the event will be a great economic boost for the communities with travellers spending in each town through food, accommodation and fuel.
“Port Lincoln has been a fantastic area for variety and also Variety has made many hundreds of thousands dollars in grants over many years so it’s very much a two way street in terms of we greatly appreciated the support we get from the community and we would like to pay that back to children in need in the area.”
Kids just like ten-year-old Poppy who lives with multiple health conditions, including frontal pachygyria, spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, and epilepsy. The Port Lincoln Local will be granted a specialised MoMo bike valued at $6,990. This bike will assist with developing core strength, balance, and muscle tone, but will ultimately allow Poppy to be included in family activities.
“We are very grateful to Variety SA for granting Poppy the MoMo bike, it will enable Poppy to not only to have a therapy bike but she can ride a bike with her younger brother and be included in family activities.“ said Kerry, Poppy’s Mum.
The second grant is valued at $41,700 and will provide riding lessons for people with disabilities that do not receive NDIS funding through Riding for the Disabled Association.
The cheque presentation will be held on Thursday October 15th at the Port Lincoln Hotel while the MoMo Bike presentation will be held on Firday October 16th, both events at 7:30 pm.
Riding for the disabled is a voluntary, not for profit, organisation providing horse riding and related activities as sport, active recreation and basic therapy for people with disabilities.
Variety SA has supported this organisation by granting over $1.5 million, since 2002.
Image credit: Supplied, Variety SA