Lawn mowers to hit Logan's streets for charity

Published: 26 Sep 2014

An unusual convoy will wind its way through city streets next week when up to 20 ride-on lawn mowers hit local roads for charity.

The Logan City Council Ride on For Charity, being held on Saturday 4 October, is a unique community event incorporating multiple city landmarks as riders aim to raise $15,000 for Mater little Miracles and Logan Hospital's new children's inpatient unit.

Mayor Pam Parker said Council was proud to host and support this great initiative, which was not only a lot of fun, but also a reminder of the important work being done at the city's hospital.

"We are proud to support events that instil community pride and enhance the city's image, and provided more than $187,000 in 2013/2014 towards community events," Cr Parker said.

"This event will not only be a great adventure for the riders as they wind their way through the city, but also a great community event."

The event starts at Logan Hyperdome at 9.50am with riders and crew setting up from 8am in the lower car park near the library.

The public is invited to talk with riders and buy raffle tickets and help celebrate the start of the event.

From there the ride will be in convoy headed across Logan City with stops at Logan City Council's chambers, Bendigo Bank Browns Plains, Logan Hospital, Fitzy's Waterford and the final stop at Vietnam Veterans & Veterans Motorcycle Club house at Kingston.

The lunch stop at Logan Hospital from 12.30pm to 3pm will include a fundraising barbecue, children's entertainment and live music for all to enjoy.

For more information on the Logan City Council Ride On For Charity, visit www.qldlawnmowerracing.com.au or www.rideonforcharity.weebly.com or contact Lee McKenzie McKinnon on 0434 274 795.

The Logan City Council Ride on For Charity is being held on Saturday 4 October to raise $15,000 for Mater little Miracles and Logan Hospital’s new children’s inpatient unit.