Muswellbrook Pre-School pupils raise funds to assist Great Cycle Challenge

THANKS: Muswellbrook Pre-School pupils, including Jack Mitchell, and director Kelly Constable presented a $300 cheque to local Great Cycle Challenge participant Jared Mitchell on Tuesday.
THANKS: Muswellbrook Pre-School pupils, including Jack Mitchell, and director Kelly Constable presented a $300 cheque to local Great Cycle Challenge participant Jared Mitchell on Tuesday.

THERE was action aplenty at the Muswellbrook Pre-School recently – and all for a good cause.

The “littlies” brought their bikes, scooters and, of course, helmets to the Sowerby Street facility to assist a local contingent in the Great Cycle Challenge.

As a result of their enthusiasm, they added $300 to the Framebenders’ coffers.

“The children were very excited to participate,” Muswellbrook Pre-School educator Sally Robertson said.

“All of them made a gold coin donation.

“It’s the second year we’ve done this but it will be ongoing.”

Fittingly, youngster Jack Mitchell presented the cheque to his father, and one of the four riders, Jared Mitchell on Tuesday.

“I’d like to thank Sally [Robertson] for instigating the initiative, as well as the kids and their parents,” he said.

“Matthew Smith, Ben Sims, Jason Deaves and I rode 700km in the month of October.

“More than 600 Australian children are diagnosed with cancer every year and, sadly, three die every week.

“We rode to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve; and we believe that any one individual can make their personal impact to fight cancer and save little lives.

“Thanks to donations like this, we managed to surpass our goal.”

The Great Cycle Challenge started in 2013 and, after just four years, it has grown to become one of the biggest cycling events in Australia.

People of all ages, abilities and from every state across the country set themselves a personal riding goal and challenge themselves to pedal throughout October to fight kids’ cancer. 

In four years, a total of 31,359 riders – from all six states and two territories – have ridden 7,571,481km and raised $8,969,212 in support of research to develop better treatments and find a cure for childhood cancer.

For more information, visit www.greatcyclechallenge.com.au