Camelle Latchem with parents Robert and Ann Lawson with the mighty line-up of prizes at last year’s Ann Lawson Greatest Morning Tea.
Camelle Latchem with parents Robert and Ann Lawson with the mighty line-up of prizes at last year’s Ann Lawson Greatest Morning Tea. Glyn Rees

Anthony pedals for charity

AT A time of year when fundraising for cancer research comes to the fore with Australia's Biggest Morning Tea events occurring nationwide, Anthony Mole is planning and training to embark on a 200km return bike ride from Brisbane to the Somerset Dam in August.

The Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer is for anyone who wants to challenge themselves for a great cause. All you need is motivation, a bike and a helmet. It will be a testing ride, but Anthony has taken up that challenge for the second successive year, and has been training for the event for many months now, "to help find a cure for cancer".

The 26-year-old grandson of Allora's Heather Mole made the decision to do the ride due to cancer affecting the people "I know and love in a big way".

To achieve his goal and to be part of the ride Anthony needs to raise a minimum of $2500, with all funds benefiting the Queensland Institute of Medical Research.

The intrepid cyclist did the Ride to Conquer Cancer last year, in memory of his grandfather Reg Mole, a former well-known Allora identity who passed away over six years ago as a result of cancer.

Anthony is requesting the Allora community consider contributing by way of donation to his Ride to Conquer Cancer fundraiser, "whether small or large, each donation will help and may be the next step in finding a cure, perhaps saving yours or a loved one's life".

Allora and district community members can support Anthony's most worthwhile cause by attending an afternoon tea at the Allora Senior Citizen's Hall from 1.00 pm on May 19, coincidentally Anthony's birthday. The afternoon will include tea served from around 3pm, a multi-draw raffle, a bring and buy and some wonderful entertainment by popular local band Wild Spurs who have generously donated their services. Proceeds from the afternoon arranged by Heather Mole will support "Anthony's 2013 Ride to Conquer Cancer".

Those wishing to support what is a wonderful cause can also donate by contacting Anthony Mole on 0424 701 618, or by accessing his website at "Anthony Mole - The Ride to Conquer Cancer".



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