THE main street of Maclean became a go-slow area for a short time yesterday, as pre-school children and parents took to the streets to launch this year's Pedal for Pre-schools campaign.
Organised by Clarence MP Steve Cansdell, who was kitted out in his finest racing gear, the fundraising event raises money for each of the 16 communitybased pre-schools throughout the Clarence electorate.
Mr Cansdell said the event, which hoped to raise $9000, was important because communitybased pre-schools did not get enough funding from the State Government.
He said rather than being a political stunt, the fundraiser was to highlight the plight of community based pre-schools, and to influence both sides of parliament into providing more funding.
Mr Cansdell will travel around 400 kilometres over the next 10 days to all community-based preschools, with fundraisers planned for each stop.
Today he is at Evans Head and Wardell, while tomorrow he will visit Coraki and Tabulam.
Next Monday Mr Cansdell will visit Tucabia, Lawrence and Maclean, while on Tuesday a combined event for Grafton preschools will be held at Frank McGuren Field. Next Wednesday Nana Glen, Glenreagh and Coutts Crossing will be visited, before Yamba and Iluka on Thursday.