Community support overwhelming

Brian Sato, Dianne Schot, Paula Hardy, Tony Hardy, Ross Irwin, Marty Schot and Alison Collins from River Burnett Riders. Pictures: AARON GOODWIN

By Angela Norval

The local community has once again shown what a difference it can make through commitment and fund-raising, with the Dice 4 Dash event a huge success.

Organisers Jasmine Williams and Lauren Wheeler were so impressed with the number of registrations on Sunday 6 June, with many motorbike and car drivers joining the ride in support of Bundaberg local Dash Leather, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and continues to have treatment in Brisbane.

The day raised $6545.35 after Jasmine and Lauren tallied up registrations, raffles, a donation from the Club Hotel, and CD sale proceeds from musician Abby Skye, who performed on the day.

Jasmine said it was truly a touching moment when Shaun Leather logged in to hear the donations on the day, and his father also gave a very touching speech to those in attendance.

“Dash’s family are quite simply over the moon with the incredible support the community has shown with this event,” she said.

“We had tonnes of raffle prizes donated right up until the day before the event which just shows how wonderful the Bundaberg community is.

“We thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts and encourage them to keep an eye out on our Wish Upon A Star Facebook page.”

Ms Skye said organisers Lauren and Jaz were doing truly wonderful things with Wish Upon A Star.

“It was a real privilege to be part of Dice for Dash,” she said.

“Jaz and Lauren did another incredible job with this event and to see the people and businesses of Bundaberg come out in such numbers to support Dash and his family after all they’ve been through again brought tears to most people’s eyes.

“Coming from a larger town, I’ve never seen community support like we have here in Bundaberg, it’s something we should all be super proud of.”