Yamba’s Robbie Imeson and Angry Anderson were at the Yamba Rotary Club barbecue for the bikers from the Project KidSafe Foundation ride at Flinders Park on Saturday in Yamba.
Yamba’s Robbie Imeson and Angry Anderson were at the Yamba Rotary Club barbecue for the bikers from the Project KidSafe Foundation ride at Flinders Park on Saturday in Yamba. Debrah Novak

Mission to prevent abuse of kids

IT'S not often you get to meet Australian rock and roll royalty, but a handful of lucky kids and their parents enjoyed the privilege when Angry Anderson and a group of his mates dropped in to Yamba over the weekend.

Angry and his mates, including Dr Jodi Death rode from the Gold Coast to Sydney, stopping off along the way to raise awareness about the damage child abuse does to society.

The group were welcomed to Yamba with a barbecue put on by Yamba Rotary Club.

They were accompanied on their ride by Yamba local Ti Lynch.

About 50 people turned out to welcome the riders and cheer them along.

One in five Australian children will be the victim of child abuse by the time they are 16 and ride organisers, the Project KidSafe Foundation, aim to put a stop to it.

The ride is also being filmed for a documentary which will screen internationally to raise awareness for this vital project. It will also feature in the upcoming film, Raising Hell.

The ride took in destinations all along the east coast, including Woolgoolga in the Clarence Valley before heading on to Coffs Harbour, South West Rocks, Port Macquarie and finally on to completion in Sydney.

The organisation behind the ride is Project KidSafe, which is attempting to enlighten the community, protect Aussie kids and support survivors of child abuse.

Their goal is to greatly reduce the number of childhood abuse cases occurring each year.

They are motivated by the belief every Aussie kid has the right to a happy and safe childhood.

Project KidSafe depends upon donations to continue providing services, and to date has received no government funding or grants.



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