SPREADING CHEER: Whitsunday Toy Run organisers John Gurd and Dale Quinn (far right) with Proserpine Hospital staff Donna Martin, Dr Shaun Grimes, Dr Harbindar Singh and Christopher McMullen and the toys and cheques that were donated during the annual toy run on the weekend. Photo Aimee Vinci / Whitsunday Times
SPREADING CHEER: Whitsunday Toy Run organisers John Gurd and Dale Quinn (far right) with Proserpine Hospital staff Donna Martin, Dr Shaun Grimes, Dr Harbindar Singh and Christopher McMullen and the toys and cheques that were donated during the annual toy run on the weekend. Photo Aimee Vinci / Whitsunday Times

Volunteers donate to hospital

ABOUT 60 motorbike riders travelled around the region on Saturday as part of the annual Whitsunday Toy Run.

Teddy bears, games and more than $750 was raised and donated to the Proserpine Hospital to help those who are unwell this year. Local businesses donated items including trips to the reef and islands and dinners at restaurants and cafes. Event co-ordinator Dale Quinn said he was grateful to those who donated items.

"Considering we only started organising the event two weeks ago it was absolutely brilliant," he said.

"People met up with us at different spots and we also dropped off items at the hospital."

Mr Quinn also thanked rider John Gurd for helping arrange sponsors as well as the other riders for participating and making the ride a successful event.

He also thanked the sponsors for their support.

"We don't want to see the event slip through the cracks and not exist," he said.

Mr Quinn said he and other loyal riders would be starting to organise the annual Whitsunday Poker Run that would be held in May in the new year. Anyone who would like to get involved should contact Dale on 0438 466 097. 


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