Toys hit the road for flying doctors
ULYSSES Club members and motorcycle enthusiasts from across the southwest region teamed up with the Royal Flying Doctor Service last month to make a special delivery.
Packed on to 20 bikes, and in a number of cars, the convoy's precious cargo included more than one hundred toys for kids, who will receive the gifts on clinic runs, visits to grazing properties or on transport missions.
Riders from across the west converged on The Gull service station just south of Charleville before continuing together to their final destination: the RFDS base.
Jim Beck, a member of the South West Queensland Ulysses Club, praised the members for their generosity and for making their second annual trip a success.
"We had around 20 motorbikes from Charleville, Tambo and Muckadilla take part, with 7 riders being Ulysses Club members.
"It was great to see a few kids taking part in the ride, as well as utes and cars.
"Altogether we donated well over 100 individual toys simply to put smiles on the dials of kids from rural and remote locations, and they will be taken out in RFDS aircraft,” he said.
Throughout the year, the Ulysses Club holds a number of rides in the southwest region, and is actively involved in activism and charity work, said Mr Beck.
"Ulysses Club members in southwest Queensland hold rides throughout the year and anyone riding a registered motorcycle is able to tag along.
"The rides and the club at large aim to promote motorcycle safety within the region, motorcycle awareness, help out charities in the area, and to connect like-minded people.
"Our club is a social club for motorcycle riders aged 40 and over, and nationally [Ulysses] has more than 15,000 members,” he said.