From left, Rosella Park School students Conor Lowe, 12, Jarrod Lee, 9 and Will Clements, 14, with the new bikes from Variety Queensland.
From left, Rosella Park School students Conor Lowe, 12, Jarrod Lee, 9 and Will Clements, 14, with the new bikes from Variety Queensland. Liz Carson

On your bikes, thanks to Variety

THE KIDS at Rosella Park School are the proud owners of seven new bikes to – thanks to the generosity of Variety Queensland.

Following a successful program in Victoria, Variety Queensland has been working with local charities, disability service groups, special schools and other important organisations to identify special needs and disadvantaged children who need a new bike.

Variety Queensland public relations and regional events co-ordinator Shona Betts said thanks to this exciting program they could present the bikes and helmets to the school.

Rosella Park School principal Melissa Daniels said the most wonderful thing about this donation was not the fact that they have acquired seven brand new bikes for the school, but it was a reflection on Gladstone as a community.

“It highlights the strong link between our schools, businesses and charities. We really do live in a town that looks out for each other,” she said.

Four students from Rosella Park School were on hand to check out the new ‘wheels’.

Student Conor Lowe’s mum Lisa said the donation was a lovely gesture.

“We really rely on the support of the community and it’s a lovely school,” she said.

The biking program was a ‘much loved’ program at the school, Ms Lowe said, and helped teach the students co-ordination.

The bikes were donated by BigW, the helmets donated by Diamondback and ZincFM is also a major sponsor of the program.



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