A ‘fun night’ will be held next week to raise funds for MS Australia before local bicycle riders head out for the ‘Sydney to the Gong ride’ to raise awareness for the same cause.
Held in November, the bicycle ride from Sydney to Wollongong will have almost 10,000 participants, including local Emu Plains team ‘Cranky Riders’.
McDonald’s – Garton Group will be sponsoring the team by hosting the ‘fun night’, with 10 per cent of the proceeds from the two-hour period going to the ‘Cranky Riders’ fundraising efforts.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease that attacks the central nervous system randomly, stopping the brain communicating with the rest of the body.
Team leader, Jeff Brown, said he loves the bike event.
“I did it last year and it is just a brilliant event,” he said.
“We’re really looking forward to the fun night and hopefully we will raise a lot of money for MS Australia.”
The bike ride is one of the largest in Australia and raised just over $3 million last year.
It is hoped that $4 million will be raised by the event this year.
Mr Brown said he would like to raise $5000 for the cause after a friend of his suffered from the disease.
The fun night will be held at McDonald’s Penrith Leagues on Tuesday, September 8 from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.
The team is also looking for extra riders to come along on the trip.
To be a part of the efforts, you can contact Jeff Brown on 0418 435 410 or email [email protected]
– Jade Aliprandi