Down Syndrome

Going on a big adventure

 

Jock Leighton is one of the nine “Team Condo” members that will participate in the Scrapheap Adventure Ride 2016. Cont

By Melissa Blewitt

 

“Team Condo” will be beginning the Scrapheap Adventure Ride 2016 on Friday, 30 September.

They will leave from the Condobolin Tennis Courts at 8am and make their way to Four Corners Farm Stay at Nymagee.

There will be nine riders in the group – Jock Leighton, David Geeves, Peter Haydon, Mark Leighton, Colin Stibbard, Darren Smith, Ashley Bremner, Lochie Bremner and Andrew Braddon.

The Scrapheap Adventure Ride is a unique fundraising event which involves motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the country purchasing a bike for no more than $1,000 and doing it up for an adventure ride through the Aussie outback, all while raising money for people with Down Syndrome.

They are aiming to have fun, raise awareness and funds for Down Syndrome NSW.

“Team Condo” is already neck and neck with the more seasoned “Team Inverell”, in fundraising the highest amount of money overall, having raised over $11,000.

“People can help this great cause and keep us at the top by donating any amount,” “Team Condo” spokesperson Peter Haydon said.

“We would love to raise more than Inverell. We would like to thank all of those who have already donated – every dollar will make a difference.

“Please come down to the Condobolin Tennis Courts and see us off on the start of our adventure.”

The community can head to the website http://www.scrapheapadventureride.com.au/ click on support, select Team Condo or their riders, to make a donation.

Another way to contribute to the cause is to visit www.mycause.com.au/page/123733/team-condo-2016-scrapheap-ride

There is also a donation bucket at the Railway Hotel in Condobolin. Residents can also donate direct to Down Syndrome NSW.

A great adventure

• David Geeves and his children Charlie and Erica along with Mark Leighton and his children Holly and Jock are urging the local community to support ‘Team Condo’ in the Scrapheap Adventure Ride 2016 which will take place over the October long weekend. MB

By Melissa Blewitt

 

David Geeves is building a bike and riding to Tilpa all in the name of a great cause.

He, along with Mark Leighton and “Team Condo”, will be participating in the Scrapheap Adventure Ride 2016, which will see them destined for Kallara Station, Tilpa where they will enjoy a weekend of fun and entertainment from 30 September to 2 October.

The Scrapheap Adventure Ride is a unique fundraising event which involves motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the country purchasing a bike for no more than $1,000 and doing it up for an adventure ride through the Aussie outback, all while raising money for people with Down Syndrome.

They will begin in Condobolin and make their way to Tilpa with their families all in the name of having fun, raising awareness and funds for Down Syndrome NSW.

Mr Geeves has already raised over $2,000 and is hoping the local community will help him raise more.

“If you can, I would love it if people and businesses could donate to such a wonderful cause,” he said.

“It’s not only about raising money but raising awareness. You can still be a part of ‘Team Condo’, just get in touch.”

Whilst all bikes are welcome, the idea is to start with a bike costing less than $1,000 and spend any additional sums on the bike to make it roadworthy.

All machines participating must be registered.

Mr Geeves has purchased a ‘Scrapper’ in the form of a Yamaha DT 100, while Mr Leighton has purchased a “half decent” 2013 Honda CRF 450 for the ride.

The event’s target for 2016, is 100 riders raising $100,000 for Down Syndrome NSW.

For more information contact David Geeves on 0409 266 888, Mark Leighton on 6896 2899 or visit www.mycause.com.au/page/123733/team-condo-2016-scrapheap-ride to make a donation.

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