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Luke Hartsuyker begins 2014 charity bike ride

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Luke Hartsuyker MP Federal Member for Cowper


21 July 2014

Luke Hartsuyker begins 2014 charity bike ride

Federal MP Luke Hartsuyker will this week complete his annual three day charity bike ride through the Cowper electorate.

The 300 km ride commenced in Maclean this morning (Monday) and finishes in Kempsey on Wednesday.

All funds raised this year will go to the Mid North Coast Disabled Surfers’ Association, Kempsey’s Macleay Vocational College and the Maclean Hospital Auxiliary.

This is the sixth year Luke has completed his bicycle ride. Luke thanked the bcu credit union who is the principal sponsor of the ride. McDonald’s has been joined by HLV accountants and Blue Ribbon Homes as associate sponsors of the event.

The first day will see Luke start in Maclean and travel through Ulmarra to Grafton and then onto Nana Glen. The second day will be from Nana Glen to Macksville via Woolgoolga, Coffs Harbour and Urunga, whilst the third day will resume in Nambucca Heads and conclude in Kempsey.

bcu branches will be hosting morning teas in order to raise additional funds. bcu mascot will join Luke at these events.

Luke called on community and service clubs to also get behind the fundraising drive.

“The Disabled Surfers’ Association do great work providing people with disabilities the chance to go to the beach and get in the surf. Such activity is not only physically beneficial but it has the capacity to improve an individual’s confidence,” Luke said.

“The Macleay Vocational College primarily focuses on students who are at risk and who otherwise would not receive a school education. They have delivered some great outcomes for many students.

“The Maclean Hospital Auxiliary also does a fantastic job supporting this vital facility.”

Anyone who wished to support the ride should contact his office on 66 526233. Donations can be made electronically by transferring to the DSA/MVC at the bcu BSB704328 and account number 222737.


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