THE kids of Nemingha Public School had some special visitors when Camp Quality came to town this week.
Fundraising road riders dropped in on their way from the Gold Coast to Newcastle in the 1000Ks 4 Kids cycling challenge.
As part of the visit, the Camp Quality puppets put on an interactive show for the students, to educate and dispel myths about childhood cancers and what it's like to be a kid living with the disease.
The puppets tell stories aiming to "create an inclusive environment for those who have been dealing with their own cancer diagnosis or the diagnosis of someone they love", Camp Quality said.
The riders are travelling 1000km by bike in a 10-day trek to help raise money for kids affected by cancer.
This year, the annual ride falls during International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
There are almost 60 riders taking part, with almost 25 support crew members.
Ride co-ordinator Michael Phillips said three words he'd use to describe the ride were: "challenging, teamwork and optimism".
It was "one of the greatest challenges you've ever taken on and ... one of the most enjoyable 10 days of your life," he said.
The ride is due to finish on Sunday and, as of yesterday afternoon, the participants had raised $335,933 of their $350,000 target.