Heroes Inspire

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Simon, Kim and Brodie Kane, 8, with the other riders before the head out on the 4th annual Superkids Superheroes Ride from Bridgetown on Friday morning.
Camera IconSimon, Kim and Brodie Kane, 8, with the other riders before the head out on the 4th annual Superkids Superheroes Ride from Bridgetown on Friday morning. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times/Tari Jeffers

Taking part in a 10-day journey to raise money and awareness for children’s cancer essentially makes these masked crusaders superheroes.

The fourth annual Superkids Superheroes Ride started at St Brigid’s Primary School on Friday morning and will travel throughout the South West before finishing at Perth Children’s Hospital.

The trip raises money for The Kids’ Cancer Project.

The motorised scooter ride was set up in 2016 by Simon and Kim Kane in honour of their son Declan, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2013 and died from his illness in May, 2017.

At 8.45am on Friday, the 15 riders and about 12 support crew set off after cheering with the students at St Brigid’s.

“Support has been unbelievable from the community,” Mr Kane said. “They’ve been so good over the last four years, an absolute inspiration.”

Mr Kane said the ride itself, including the stops at 15 schools along the way, was inspirational and heart warming.

Superkids Superheroes Ride has raised about $155,000 for The Kids’ Cancer Project since it started in 2016.

“Get behind us, every bit makes a difference,” Mr Kane said.

Visit superkidssuperheroes.com.au to donate.

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