Motorcycle Club Fundraiser for Sick Children Moves Up A Gear

The Coffs Harbour motorcycle club, Native Sons, has hosted a successful fundraiser for the Paediatric Unit at Coffs Harbour Health Campus.

The club’s annual Lowanna Run brings bike enthusiasts and families together for a weekend of fun featuring a traditional Maori hangi and live music, camping and children’s entertainment. The get-together also delivered a $4000 donation for the Paediatric Unit, which will go towards specialised paediatric equipment.

Club President Ray Johnson said he was thrilled to be able to present the donation on behalf of everyone who supported the event.

“There are so many people to thank, but in particular Road Captain Matt Peni who gave an enormous amount of time organising everything, and our sponsors who played a massive part in ensuring this year’s Lowanna Run was our best yet.

“We smashed last year’s donation of $2200 to the children’s unit, and we couldn’t be happier.”

Paediatric Nursing Unit Manager Kate Connell also thanked everyone who attended, sponsors and club members.

“Every nurse, doctor and health professional in paediatrics is grateful for the support of our community, and humbled by it,” Ms Connell said.

“We can’t thank the Native Sons Motorcycle Club enough for all the time and energy they have invested in this fundraiser on behalf of our young patients and their grateful families.

“It’s just wonderful to have this support, where local people support a local service solely focused getting sick and injured children back home to their families.”