Ride for real superheroes

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Kim and Simon Kane, with their son Brodie, 8, and their nephew Jamie Thomas, 10 months, with the rest of the Superkids Superheroes Ride participants just before they left for their 10-day ride on Friday.
Camera IconKim and Simon Kane, with their son Brodie, 8, and their nephew Jamie Thomas, 10 months, with the rest of the Superkids Superheroes Ride participants just before they left for their 10-day ride on Friday. Credit: Tari Jeffers

Superheroes are representations of courage and kindness and last week that was on display as the Superkids Superheroes Ride set off from Bridgetown.

About 18 riders kick-started their 10-day ride on motorised scooters from St Brigid’s Primary School on Friday morning to raise money and awareness for The Kids’ Cancer Project.

The fundraising 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 last year.

On Friday, Mrs Kane said she was thrilled with the turn out to see the riders off.

“The support from our community and the wider communities is amazing,” she said.

The riders were also joined by about 10 support crew members.

Starting in Bridgetown, the ride will pass through Manjimup, Pemberton, Augusta, Margaret River, Busselton, Bunbury, Logue Brook Dam, Mandurah and finish at Perth’s Children’s Hospital.

The Superkids Superheroes Ride has already raised almost $25,000 for The Kids’ Cancer Project and the aim is to get to $60,000.

Visit www.superkidssuperheroes.com.au to donate.

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