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Charity ride raises top prize

By Jake Santa Maria, Marika Sequeira, Creed Griffiths.

Cyclists have completed the final leg of their four day charity ride to support families of sick children.

The eighth annual Ride for Sick Kids WA finished in High Wycombe on Tuesday afternoon as 20 riders crossed the line with more than $150,000 in tow.

The ride covered 387km across four days through the northern wheat-belt with each rider committed to raising a minimum of $3000 for Ronald McDonald House.

Provided by Ride for Sick Kids.
Riding for sick children and their families.

Money raised by the ride will provide accommodation for families of sick children.

Cyclists were warmly welcomed at the finish by families currently staying at the House.

RMHC WA chairperson Janiene Pollock said events like Ride for Sick Kids WA ensured RMHC could continue to help local families in need.

“Our mission is to raise awareness for the charity and encourage residents to dig deep so that we can provide a home away from home for seriously sick or injured children and their families,” she said.

Event spokesperson Holly Simpson predicted the final fundraising total would be significantly larger.

“We expect fundraising to rise over $200,000 in the coming days,” she said.

If you wish to make a donation to the cause you can here.

Categories: General, Health, youth