Following last year’s successful debut, the second annual Ticnic Ride for Tourette's will be held on Sunday, May 6.
The motorcycle ride from Booragul to Paxton will raise money for the Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia – specifically for its annual camp for children and families affected by Tourette's, the neurological disorder that is characterised by involuntary movements and sounds called “tics”.
The ride and its Mycause fundraising page aims to raise $30,000 each year, which is the cost of running the camp.
Ride organiser Trudy Whitcombe – whose husband Duncan and son Bailey both have Tourette Syndrome – said the camp offers children the chance to see what others go through, and to ask questions about how others cope.
“It also offers families the chance to discuss treatment options, successes and failures, as well as the general feeling of belonging to a community, rather than feeling alone,” she said.
The ride will start at the waterfront at Booragul, with registrations from 9.30am and stands up at 10.30am, taking a nice winding route through to the Paxton Hotel, where there will be stalls and entertainment by popular Hunter band The Gasoline Halos.
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