THE organiser of a charity motorbike ride is thrilled with the support shown for the family of a young woman who unexpectedly died just days after having hersecond child.
FAMILY SUPPORT: Gearing up for the Ride for Tash on Sunday are, front,- Cooper Chester, Sebastion Rogers, Stan Grace, and back, Anthony Rogers and Coby Chester. Photo: Geoff O’Neill 020815GOA02
The Ride for Tash held on August 1 raised more than $1500 for Tash Holley-White’s family to help with the needs of her two little girls, Anthony Rogers from the Guardian Angels Bikers said.
Mr Rogers said about 50 bikes took part in the mystery ride, which left from the Locomotive Hotel, Tamworth, and ended up at the Royal Hotel, Murrurundi.
He said Tash and her family were well-liked, and her sudden death from natural causes at just 30 years of age – leaving behind two daughters, one a newborn – had touched many people in the Tamworth area.
“Everyone really dug into their pockets on the day,” he said.
“My goal was 30 bikes and $1000, so we exceeded that fairly well, but that’s with a lot of thanks to thesponsors.”
He said, apart from the business sponsors, many individuals had come forward with donations.
One man had overheard Mr Rogers asking a local butcher for a donation, and had stopped him to give him $50.
“That’s something that willprobably stick with me for the rest of my life,” Mr Rogers said.
Tash’s father, Allan White, took part in the ride and gratefully accepted the donations at the end.
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