More than 100 motor bikes will converge on Yarrawonga Mulwala on Friday, October 27 for the inaugural Road Warriors Charity Festival.
Motorbikes, live music, trade stalls and world record attempts are just some of the attractions featured in the first ever Road Warriors Charity Festival, organised by Yarrawonga local motorbike enthusiasts Graeme and Kerrie along with the team at Yarrawonga Mulwala Tourism and Business.
The three-day event has been organised to raise much needed funds for the KIDS Foundation.
The event kicks off at 3pm on Friday, 27 October from Coles Express Bunker Hill, Donnybrook, where a bus of KIDS Foundation youth ambassadors and supporters set off to the Yarrawonga Showgrounds, escorted proudly by around 100 motorbikes.
Volunteers Graeme and Kerrie Hook, Noel and Helen Yarrawonga Mulwala Tourism & Business, chose the KIDS Foundation as the official charity for the event, after learning more about the organisation’s injury prevention and recovery programs.
“We read about the KIDS Foundation and the work they do in protecting, educating and empowering young children and have been inspired by some of the individual stories of hope and courage.
“We’re really excited to help raise funds for the charity but also delighted to give the biker community a chance to escort some of the young people, children who are involved with the KIDS Foundation’s Burn,” Survivor’s Network, Graeme said.
“We really think this road trip, the Valued Cargo Escort Run, will be an action packed way to kick off the weekend.”
KIDS Foundation Director Susie O’Neill says it is quite an honour to be escorted in such a fun way to help kick off the first ever Road Warriors Festival.
“We’re delighted to have been chosen as the official charity and we have around 10 children and parents ready to jump on the bus to get the event started,” she said.
“We are a small, but effective, injury prevention and recovery charity that has been operating since 1993, directly reaching more than 30,000 children and families each year.
“We teach children from the age of four about injury prevention and help them to manage their own safety.
“On average, every week in Australia 35,000 children are injured, 1,100 are hospitalised and five children will die from injury. More youth are disabled and die from injury than any illness or disease,” said Dr O’Neill.
Both KIDS Foundation and event organisers are encouraging people to get involved in the inaugural event in some way.
The event is a great mix of bikers, machines, music, cruises, displays and activities over the three days of festivities with a focus on value for money for the motorcycle enthusiast.
So whether you are into trikes, bikes, sidecars, vintage, modern, European, Japanese or American machines get yourself along for the three days family entertainment – there will be something for everyone at the Road Warriors Charity Festival.
For more information call 1800 062 260 or 03 5744 1989 or 0447 104 912. For trade / market stall bookings call 0447 104 912 or email [email protected]