Thieves steal riders' club shed
By CHRIS LYNCHchrisl@gladstoneobserver.com.au
GLADSTONE District Dirt Riders are looking for a helping hand, after thieves dealt them a cruel blow this week.
Club secretary Jo Higgins said offenders stole an eight by ten metre equipment shed which was donated by Gladstone Area Water Board last year and recently taken down to do extra work at the facility.
The club intended to re-erect the shed once work was complete.
'We laid it down on the track, but then when we went to have a look at it, most of it was gone,' Mrs Higgins said.
'Obviously people have seen it and just taken it. We were shocked. You just don't expect it.'
Mrs Higgins said attempts to re-place it had caused more heartbreak.
'We just got a quote for $8200,' she said. 'We just don't have that sort of money.
'Like most sporting clubs we only have enough to cover events we are running.'
She said she feared the theft could lead to more down the track.
'We've got to house the water truck in there and now we're worried stuff will start to go missing off that.'
She called out for anyone who could come up with a solution. 'Maybe someone out there has got a shed they don't want,' she said.
'We'd gladly take it. We'll pull it down and take it there, whatever it takes.'
Mrs Higgins said the club had 120 families as members, which meant offers of help would benefit hundreds of sporting enthusiasts from the region.
To offer your help, phone Mrs Higgins on 4976 9247 or 0409 133 609.