LOCAL motor cycle club The Ulysses showed its community spirit on the annual Christmas Toy Run last Saturday.

For a great cause, 176 riders hit the streets through the heart of Gladstone.

Vice President of the Ulysses club Clyde Luck said the group raised about $2500 from raffles at the sausage sizzle after the ride.

"There was plenty of toys and food donated, the community was very generous," Mr Luck said.

For the past 26 years the club has participated in the ride, as part of its community outreach efforts.

"All in all it was very well supported, possibly up there as close to one of our best years so far.

"Everyone involved deserves a very special thanks.

"Some club members travelled from Bundaberg to be involved in the ride, and the general public got involved too."

The bikers rode for about an hour around the heart of Gladstone with the donated toys on the backs of their bikes before presenting the gifts to the Salvation Army at Tondoon Botanic Gardens.

"It would be good to see some more people out to watch next year, but in saying that, it can't detract that it was a very successful day," Mr Luck said.

Ulysses Toy Run

The event has been running for 26 years

176 riders participated in this year's run

$3300 in total was raised

 



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