Bikers delivering toys for almost 20 years
THE Salvation Army's Christian Motorcycle Club was left impressed with the efforts of the South Burnett's Toy Run on December 8.
Kevin "RevKev” Fairhall, from the Salvation Army's Motorcycle Ministry Arm, started the Kingaroy Christian Motorcycle club in 1990.
"It's definitely grown, and it's great to see so many people involved. Having organised the Toy Run in 1990 and 1991, we had seven blokes the first time, and 15 blokes the second time, so it's really good to see that it's this big, with around 70 or 80 people attending,” he said.
Mr Fairhall has been helping charities alongside the Salvation Army for decades.
"I've been in the Salvation Army all my life, and now I'm in the Salvation Army's Motorcycle Ministry Arm, which just formed a few years ago now,” he said.
"There's only about 21 or 22 members Australia wide, so it's nice to have things like this to get together a couple times a year to wreak havoc. A lot of Salvation Army core don't even know that the Motorcycle Ministry Arm exists.”
According to Mr Fairhall, many of these bikers are regular Toy Run attendees.
"A lot of these blokes have grown old enough to be in the judicious clubs now, so that's probably why they've gotten bikes... but it's great to see everyone joining to help a great cause,” he said.