A super effort
Bridgetown’s Superkids Superheroes took place last Friday and Saturday, raising money for childhood cancer research.
Event founder Simon Kane said they raised $6522 over the weekend and their online fundraiser had doubled to around $9092.81.
“We felt really supported by the community and everyone had a really good time, it was very successful,” he said.
“It was fantastic to have the local community support us, usually they see us take off and they don’t see us again.”
The event started with a scooter parade through Bridgetown, before heading to the Bridgetown Trotting Track for the 24-hour marathon, with the riders covering 1080km, 480km more than their 600km target.
“We couldn’t do it without the support from our crew, they are just amazing, they turn up every year, they do their bit to help out”, Mr Kane said.
The finale of the marathon saw the riders and the Bridgetown police stage a mock chase.
About $2000 was raised by St Brigid’s student Jarvis Hinds, who had his head shaved on the day.
As well as the marathon, a family fun day took place from midday on Saturday, with profits raised from food and drinks going to the fundraiser.
There was a surprise appearance from Donnybrook professional freestyle motocross rider Josh Sheehan, the first man to land a triple backflip on a motorcycle.
“Simon is a friend of a friend, my friend told me about this weekend, I love trying to help out with kids in need of all sorts,” he said.
“It sounded like a fun day and if it’s raising funds for kids, then for sure, I’m all for it.”
Mr Kane said it was good to have Mr Sheehan in attendance.
“He had a good time, he was doing some wheelies on his motorbike in front of the crowd,” he said.
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