FUNDRAISER: Gladstone Amateur Boxing Club’s annual bike ride attracted more than 100 riders. It raised money to help Vann Breigan, 1, who has severe eczema.
FUNDRAISER: Gladstone Amateur Boxing Club’s annual bike ride attracted more than 100 riders. It raised money to help Vann Breigan, 1, who has severe eczema. Jake Jones

Boxing club ride helps fund baby's overseas medical costs

THE biggest charity ride held by Gladstone Amateur Boxing Club has raised enough money to send young Vann Breigan, 1, back to France for one of four treatments he needs for an extreme case of eczema.

The fourth ride held by the club in five years, the ride's total funds are yet to be added up, but organiser Mick Daly was over the moon with the day.

"We have 110 bikes and two cars, the biggest one so far, our previous biggest was $4000 but we blew that out of the water," Daly said.

"It was a great ride, we raised a lot of money, we have raised enough for another trip to France for him and his mum."

The riders left Gladstone at 9.30 on Saturday morning and returned for more festivities after the ride which took them as far as Rosedale.

Vann, his brother Hunta and parents Jason and Katie all joined the riders when they returned to Gladstone.

Daly said to help the youngster and his family was exactly why the annual ride was created in 2010 (it was not held in 2011) and wants to see it continue to grow to help the community.

"It was a very successful day, it seems to be getting bigger each year," he said.



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