1200kms for Kids ride pulls into Tamworth with a generous donation for the hospital

FOR A CAUSE: Leo Whitley and John Schlamm present Julie Reid with a cheque for $5500. Photo: Peter Hardin 191016PHD004

FOR A CAUSE: Leo Whitley and John Schlamm present Julie Reid with a cheque for $5500. Photo: Peter Hardin 191016PHD004

A COLOSSAL charity cycling ride made a pitstop in Tamworth on Wednesday with a much-needed delivery for the hospital.

The 1200kms for Kids charity ride winds its way from Nambour to Sydney in just eight days raising funds for the Humpty Dumpty Foundation.

The riders presented Tamworth hospital’s nursing unit manager Terese Madden with two AIRVO 2 humidifiers valued at $2750 each for the emergency department and the children's ward on Wednesday.

The devices are used on babies and children suffering respiratory problems such as bronchitis, pneumonia and cystic fibrosis.

Departing from Nambour on Friday, the ride has pulled in to Morayfield, Brisbane, Ipswich, Warwick, Glen Innes, Armidale and Tamworth. 

Upcoming stops for the ride include Muswellbrook, Maitland and Newcastle before arriving at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney on Saturday.

The inaugural 1200kms for Kids ride was in 2006 and has raised over $1.3 million for sick kids to date.

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