Youth group benefits from the big Scramble

Tristan WheelerManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Organiser Mark Kestell with his Motocross bike.
Camera IconOrganiser Mark Kestell with his Motocross bike. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Motocross riders from around the State travelled to Bridgetown for fun and charity at the weekend’s Bridgetown Scramble.

Organised by Mark Kestell and Nic Maxfield, the event featured junior riders on Saturday and senior riders on Sunday.

The proceeds from the weekend will be donated to Blackwood Youth Action, the charity that the organisers selected to fundraise for this year, having previously donated to breast cancer and prostate cancer research.

Mr Kestell estimated they would be able to donate between $2000 and $2500 to BYA.

“Bridgetown Scramble has always been a non-profit for charity,” Mr Kestell said

“This year we decided to keep it local and we know BYA are raising funds to do up the old sergeant’s house in Bridgetown.

“We just thought a great thing to do for that group, would be to put this on and then all profit will go directly to them to help establish that as a youth centre.”

Blackwood Youth Action chairwoman Sarah Youngson thanked the organisers for their fundraising efforts.

“We are so grateful for their support of our service and our young people in the community,” Dr Youngson said.

“Without donations and support from people like the Bridgetown Scramble, we just wouldn’t be able to do what we do for our young people.

“Services like Blackwood Youth Action just wouldn’t be able to exist without this kind of funding.”

The event attracted more than 60 riders, most being members of either the Classic Motocross Club of WA or the Vintage Motocross Club of WA.

Mr Kestell said he was pleased with the Sunday weather after a wet Saturday.

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