RED SHIELD RIDE RAISES THOUSANDS FOR FAMILIES IN CRISIS

Hunter cyclists are gearing up for the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Ride.

Almost $200,000 has already been raised for families in crisis, in the lead-up to the 10-day trek from Sydney to Melbourne.

Newcastle’s team has raised $15,000.

“The response from the community when they know that you’re putting in some pain to help people that are in pain I think makes a difference and we’ve been really pleased with the response that we’ve had.” – Bob Hawes, Salvation Army Red Shield Chairman.

Riders set off from the SCG on Monday.

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