Ride for Sick Kids stop over in Tea Gardens Myall Coast News Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest by News Of The Area - Modern Media - September 18, 2018 TEA GARDENS PRIMARY SCHOOL: Student Bailey Condon with ‘Ride for Sick Kids’ Cyclists. THE students at Tea Gardens Primary School were treated to a very special group of visitors last Friday. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or email@example.com Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE The cycling team from ‘Ride for Sick Kids’ stopped off to talk, bike safety, what it means to be involved in fundraising for Ronald McDonald House and what the charity does for sick children and their families. The cyclists had begun their 500 kilometre marathon ride at Grafton three days before, so were a little weary but buoyed by their journey and people they’d met along the way. “We’ve had perfect weather, even tail winds which meant we were early to everything, it’s been a great week,” Ronald McDonald House CEO Ross Bingham told News Of The Area. 18 riders and support crews took part in the ride road from Grafton to Newcastle to raise $200,000 for the charity. “All of the money will go to Ronald McDonald programs across northern New South Wales,” Ross said. “Our Newcastle and Tamworth houses, our retreat at Forster and our learning programs from the Central Coast to Mid-North Coast and our family rooms inside the hospitals at Gosford and Newcastle will all benefit. Ross Bingham has been CEO of Ronald McDonald House for the past 20 years after starting work there as a volunteer. “I just love my work every day you can make a difference to children and families,” he said. On average 600 families take up the offer of accommodation at Ronald McDonald Houses every year. Some stay for a few days, some stay for months and keep coming back year after year. It takes $2 million to fund the program annually and the children from Tea Gardens Primary were able to help out with a contribution of $500. The cyclists, also had two bikes to deliver to the lucky winners of a school raffle. One went to a member of the office staff, while an ecstatic Bailey Condon was very happy to take home the other brand spanking new bike. By Margie TIERNEY TEA GARDENS PRIMARY: Visit by ‘Ride for Sick Kids’ Cyclists.