REVVED UP: Clarence Coast Riders’ Carolyn Payne, Wayne Hadaway and Tony Payne, along with 5 Mile Hotel owners Carmel and Ian Stoddard and other members of the group – are getting ready for the charity poker run for 2014. Photo: JoJo Newby
REVVED UP: Clarence Coast Riders’ Carolyn Payne, Wayne Hadaway and Tony Payne, along with 5 Mile Hotel owners Carmel and Ian Stoddard and other members of the group – are getting ready for the charity poker run for 2014. Photo: JoJo Newby

Take the $1 charity challenge

THE Clarence Coast Riders are challenging every house in the Clarence Valley to donate $1 to the Grafton Hospital children's ward and the Salvation Army.

"One dollar is nothing, I lose more than a dollar in my car," CCR member Carolyn Payne said.

Ms Payne said she understood $20 could be a family's weekly bread money.

"But if we got $1 from every house, how amazing would that be," she said.

Ms Payne said donation tins were available in many shops around the Clarence Valley and CCR would continue to distribute them.

Last year the CCR raised about $2,000 for the children's ward through sponsorships and their inaugural poker run.

With the $2000 they bought a new ventilator, which does not dry out children's nasal passages and is easy to use for young asthmatics.

"The hospital said if it wasn't for the ride last year they would never have got the ventilator," she said

Last year's poker run attracted 117 riders, but Ms Payne hoped to double it this year.

Ms Payne said the major prize alone would be $1000 worth of Coles gift cards.

DONATION Cans can be found at

Grafton Hire, Crabba Jacks, Northside Fruit and Vegies, Grafton Florist, Top Shop, Farmer Lou's, Junction Hill Shop, Boundary Store and Lawrence shop.



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