Toy Run brightens Christmas for Logan kids

Published: 29 November 2018

Toy Run brightens Christmas for Logan kids

Make a child’s Christmas a little brighter this year by getting involved in the annual Mount Lindesay Ulysses Toy Run, which is once again proudly sponsored by the City of Logan.

All toys donated to the City of Logan Christmas Toy Appeal are gifted to kids whose families are struggling this festive season.

The ride starts this Sunday, December 2 from 768 Middle Road, Greenbank, at 10am. Registrations open at 8am and it costs only $10 to ride.

You don’t have to ride to donate toys. They can be dropped off before the ride starts as long as wrapped presents are marked with gender and age suitability.

Breakfast will be available and raffles will be held with proceeds going to Council’s Christmas Toy Appeal.

City of Logan Acting Mayor Cherie Dalley said all donated items would go to children who otherwise might not get a present on Christmas Day.

“It’s called the festive season but that’s not always the case for some families in Logan,” Cr Dalley said.

“It is a time when we can all truly step up and make a difference in someone’s life.

“Every year we’re overwhelmed with the generosity of our residents and I know it won’t be any different this year.”

Mount Lindesay Ulysses Club President David ‘Popeye’ Pashley said his club was proud to once again partner with Council on the Toy Run.

“We got about 80 or 90 riders last year and each one brought about two presents on average,” he said.

“We had enough to fill up a Hilux and I’m sure if the weather’s good we can do that again.”

Those who can’t make it to this weekend’s ride can still leave toys, also marked with gender and age suitability, under the Christmas tree at the Council Administration Centre (150 Wembley Road, Logan Central) between December 3 and 14.

Visit the Mount Lindesay Ulysses Club Facebook page for more information.