Fun day for fantastic cause

Tristan WheelerManjimup-Bridgetown Times
The Kane family — Kim, Brody and Simon — are looking forward to the Superkids-Superheroes fundraiser this Saturday.
Camera IconThe Kane family — Kim, Brody and Simon — are looking forward to the Superkids-Superheroes fundraiser this Saturday. Credit: Tristan Wheeler/Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Bridgetown’s SuperkidsSuperheroes charity event returns for its fourth year this weekend, with the format changed slightly due to COVID-19.

The fundraiser was started by Simon Kane in 2016, during his son Declan’s struggle with Neuroblastoma.

“Even during COVID, kids are still getting a cancer, that’s not going to stop, so we need to help do something about that,” he said.

The fundraiser will start with the traditional scooter parade through the main street of Bridgetown at 10.30am, on Friday, escorted by the Bridgetown police and St John Ambulance.

From there the team’s riders will proceed to the Bridgetown trotting track to complete a 24-hour marathon, aiming to cover 600km, or 736 laps of the track, starting from 2pm on Friday.

This will be followed by a fun day at the track on Saturday, starting at midday, which includes Auskick, inflatable sports, bouncy castles, live music and a fully licensed bar.

Mr Kane asked the community to come to the event and support a great cause.

“It is the first family fun thing that’s happened in the community for a long time, it’s a good opportunity for people to get out for a great cause,” he said.

“Research for childhood cancer, you can’t beat that.”

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