Motorbike enthusiasts are giving children the chance to unwrap toys on Christmas day.
The Combined Riders of Wagga have been organising the Toy Run for more than 30 years, said committee member Pat Combs.
“It’s made up of members of the Ulysses Club and Harley Owners Group,” he said.
“We start in fundraising in June and from that money we purchase toys and gifts in the leadup.”
“I really enjoy doing it, it is a terrific thing.”
Mr Combs said the annual event wouldn’t be possible without Ron Crouch Transport, GEO Group and the Teys-Cargill social club.
“The ride gets underway at 9am and is about 90 kilometres long,” he said.
All cash donations are spent on toys and all toys are donated to the Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul for distribution.
“They then distribute to families at Christmas time,” Mr Combs said.
Mr Combs said everyone in Wagga from businesses to residents gets behind the cause, whether by giving discounts or donating gifts.
During the Toy Run’s history, more than $250,000 worth of toys has been donated to charity.
This year the Toy Run will finish at the Civic Centre. The afternoon will feature family entertainment including a jumping castle, raffles and an auction.
For safety reasons, do not try to give toys to the riders while they are on the road.
The annual Wagga Toy Run schedule for Saturday December 1
Start: 7.30am - 9am Jubilee Oval Car Park
9.45am - 10am Forest Hill Park
10.15am to 10.45am Apex Park
11am - 11.15am Henwood Park
11.35am - 11.50am Ashmont Oval
Finish: 12.20-1.30pm at the Civic Centre.
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