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Toys for Kids. 2012 Toy Run.

By dazzab - 11 December 2012 21

The Motorcycle Riders’ Association of the ACT annual Toy Run was held on Saturday 8 December, 2012 at Old Parliament House in Canberra. Over 1000 riders, friends and supporters joined in to donate $15,000 worth of toys and $6,000 in cash to support the Salvation Army and St John’s Care.

701 motorcycles, decorated for the season, made up the official group ride to Commonwealth Park for the formal presentations. If you want proof that Canberra does indeed have a soul, just watch the video.

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21 Responses to
Toys for Kids. 2012 Toy Run.
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what_the 9:02 am
12 Dec 12
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Well as long as they dont have loud exhaust pipes! I hope the EPA will be out in force for these menaces…

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MsCheeky 9:35 am
12 Dec 12
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what_the said :

Well as long as they dont have loud exhaust pipes! I hope the EPA will be out in force for these menaces…

You nearly got me to bite before I spotted the sarcastic humour. Well played!

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 10:11 am
12 Dec 12
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Why hear about this after the fact? Wouldnt it get even more donations if they advertised the event?

Great work regardless.

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aceofspades 10:57 am
12 Dec 12
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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Why hear about this after the fact? Wouldnt it get even more donations if they advertised the event?

Great work regardless.

I am no expert but the event is organised by the NRA and most motorcycle riders know about it. I doubt there is budget for a massive adverising campaign.

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clj 11:04 am
12 Dec 12
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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Why hear about this after the fact? Wouldnt it get even more donations if they advertised the event?

Great work regardless.

I kind of agree, I never hear about it beforehand except in passing through St Johns Care.

If anyone’s interested in what SJC is doing for Christmas with the money, it’s in my post here http://the-riotact.com/help-at-christmas-time/90399

Please forgive the blatant ‘zomg look at my postz!!’ but like you say, Comic, ideally people would hear about things before or at least while they are happening in case they are interested or know someone who is.

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aceofspades 11:08 am
12 Dec 12
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aceofspades said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Why hear about this after the fact? Wouldnt it get even more donations if they advertised the event?

Great work regardless.

I am no expert but the event is organised by the NRA and most motorcycle riders know about it. I doubt there is budget for a massive adverising campaign.

Sorry, “MRA ACT”

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what_the 11:39 am
12 Dec 12
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aceofspades said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Why hear about this after the fact? Wouldnt it get even more donations if they advertised the event?

Great work regardless.

I am no expert but the event is organised by the NRA and most motorcycle riders know about it. I doubt there is budget for a massive adverising campaign.

That’s correct. Most riders are either part of their local riders association or through forums like netrider etc and are notified through those free avenues.

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 12:59 pm
12 Dec 12
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aceofspades said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Why hear about this after the fact? Wouldnt it get even more donations if they advertised the event?

Great work regardless.

I am no expert but the event is organised by the NRA and most motorcycle riders know about it. I doubt there is budget for a massive adverising campaign.

whatever the case, they missed out on my donation soley becuase i had no idea.

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dazzab 2:22 pm
12 Dec 12
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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

whatever the case, they missed out on my donation soley becuase i had no idea.

The Salvation Army and St John’s will be happy to accept your support at anytime, I’m sure. No need to wait for a Toy Run although now that you know put it on your calendar for next year.

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dazzab 2:25 pm
12 Dec 12
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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Why hear about this after the fact? Wouldnt it get even more donations if they advertised the event?

Great work regardless.

Thanks. This isn’t really an advertisement. As you note, that really has to be done before an event.

I shoot these videos more as a documentary of what great times you can have while motorcycling and as an opportunity to learn a bit about making short videos.

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clj 2:32 pm
12 Dec 12
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dazzab said :

Thanks. This isn’t really an advertisement. As you note, that really has to be done before an event.

I shoot these videos more as a documentary of what great times you can have while motorcycling and as an opportunity to learn a bit about making short videos.

Oh cool, dazzab I didn’t realise you made this. Really enjoyed watching it – thanks for posting!

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Conan of Cooma 2:51 pm
12 Dec 12
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Yeah, because poor kids need toys, not food or shelter. Perhaps they can put the toys right next to the 42″ LCD TV their parents bought with the baby bonus when they were born.

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clj 4:41 pm
12 Dec 12
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Conan of Cooma said :

Yeah, because poor kids need toys, not food or shelter. Perhaps they can put the toys right next to the 42″ LCD TV their parents bought with the baby bonus when they were born.

Thanks Conan, I will suggest this to the Salvation Army and St John’s Care. I don’t think they offer or support any food or shelter programs but it’s a great idea.

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Tessmess 7:25 pm
12 Dec 12
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If you’re keen to join in on this sort of ride, the MRA also have an annual Blanket Run in May. Same sort of deal as the Toy Run – donate blankets, food, cash – and the ride follows the same route. Keep an eye out for it next year.

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dazzab 8:53 pm
12 Dec 12
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Tessmess said :

If you’re keen to join in on this sort of ride, the MRA also have an annual Blanket Run in May. Same sort of deal as the Toy Run – donate blankets, food, cash – and the ride follows the same route. Keep an eye out for it next year.

There’s a cool video about this year’s Blanket Run on YouTube

http://youtu.be/rilkGQep1cY

No points for guessing who made it. :-)

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