Ulysses Club sleighs Christmas toy run for the children

REVVED UP: Ron Devin takes part in the annual Ulysses Club Toy Run.
REVVED UP: Ron Devin takes part in the annual Ulysses Club Toy Run. Inga Williams

IT'S hard for members of the Ulysses Club to stick to their creed of "growing old disgracefully" when they do such great things for the Ipswich community.

About 700 motorcycle riders from the group left from Brassall Shopping Centre yesterday as the club held its 19th annual Ipswich Toy Run.

Ulysses Club Secretary Ian "Foggy" Winter said riders had come from as far as Toowoomba, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast to take part in the charity event, which donates much-needed toys and funds to the Salvation Army just in time for Christmas.

"We take all the toys on a 15km ride through Wulkuraka, Leichhardt, Churchill, Eastern Heights and then back through Raceview to the Ipswich Showgrounds," he said.

"The Salvos have done so much for the people of Ipswich this year and we want to give back."

Mr Winter said the club had been organising the event since June.

Stephen Arnold, Gavin Smith and Kelli Smith wave to the crowd.
Stephen Arnold, Gavin Smith and Kelli Smith wave to the crowd.

"Seeing the community spirit and the looks on people's faces makes it all worth it," he said.

"The thrill you get riding with a police escort is great too."

Nicolle Binns and her two boys watched on as the riders, dressed in their best Christmas outfits, drove by.

"I love the fact it's so charitable. It's just a great family event," she said.

Ulysses Club Toy Run from Brassall Shopping Centre.
Ulysses Club Toy Run from Brassall Shopping Centre.

"My kids are seven and four so they just love the bikes.

"It's great to see the community get together for a good cause."

All funds raised this year are set to be split between the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal and the Ulysses Club Arthritis Research Fund.

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