MP’s ride for riches
POLITICIANS are renowned for whistle-stop tours, but Cowper MP Luke Hartsuyker has made his signature trip of the electorate a rolling fundraiser on two wheels.
Embarking on his sixth annual charity bike ride, Luke will today complete the 300km three-day ride in Kempsey, donating all the funds raised to the Mid North Coast Disabled Surfers Association, Kempsey's Macleay Vocational College and the Maclean Hospital Auxiliary.
"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," Mr Hartsuyker 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."
Backed by principal ride sponsor BCU Credit Union, Luke has also welcomed on board McDonald's, HLV accountants and Blue Ribbon Homes as sponsors.
On Monday, he set off from Maclean and travelled through Ulmarra to Grafton and then on to Nana Glen.
He rode through Woolgoolga, Coffs Harbour and Urunga yesterday and will today set out from Nambucca Heads for Kempsey.
Donations can be made through BCU, BSB 704328 and account number 222737.