Luke Hartsuyker with Tessa Winters (DSA), Lyndon Kingston (BCU), and two participants Katie Corcoran (in wheelchair) and Bree
Luke Hartsuyker with Tessa Winters (DSA), Lyndon Kingston (BCU), and two participants Katie Corcoran (in wheelchair) and Bree

Riding for good cause

COWPER MP Luke Hartsuyker has launched his charity bike ride for 2010 – and is hoping to raise more funds for the Mid North Coast Disabled Surfers’ Association.

The Association provides people with disabilities the opportunity to experience the fun and thrill of surfing.

This is the second year Luke will complete the ride. Last year more than $6000 was raised for DSA which allowed it to purchase much-needed equipment and host open days up and down the Mid North Coast.

The Bananacoast Credit Union has again agreed to be the principal sponsor of the charity ride which will be held in March. Luke will commence the ride in Maclean and finish three days later in Kempsey.

“The Disabled Surfers’ Association do some great work providing people with disabilities the chance to go to the beach and get in the surf,” Luke said.

“Such activity is not only physically beneficial but it has the capacity to improve an individual’s confidence. The DSA do require a lot of equipment so every dollar we raise will make a difference.”

Luke said anyone who wished to support the DSA could contact his office on 6652 6233 or phone Chris Allen at the Disabled Surfers’ Association on 0437 274 474.

All donations by cheque should be made payable to the Mid North Coast Disabled Surfers Association.



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