Cyclists roll into town bringing with them $10k for charity

TWENTY cyclists from around Australia will arrive in Warwick tomorrow carrying with them a $10,000 cheque for the Warwick Hospital.

The cyclists' 1200km journey, to raise money of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation and the Children's Health Foundation, started in Sydney on October 11 and will finish in Brisbane on Thursday.

Tonight the riders will have dinner at McNevin's Warwick motel with Southern Downs Regional Council Mayor Peter Blundell.

The money will be used to purchase a jaundice meter for the children's ward.

Warwick Hospital will not be the first to benefit from the fundraising efforts, with hospitals in Newcastle, Muswellbrook, Tamworth, Armidale and Glen Innes also receiving donations.

The first charity bike ride for kids was held in 2006 and, since then, has raised more than $500,000.

Through the support of community groups like 1200kms for Kids, the Children's Health Foundation Queensland can continue to invest in life-saving equipment and ground-breaking research.



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