Riverton RSL ready for Christmas ride

Riverton RSL ready for Christmas ride

Glenn Longmire, Bill Collidge, Ron Brown, Amanda Spencer-Teo, and Ian Raymond. Photograph – Aaron Van Rongen.

At the end of a troubling year, the Riverton RSL Sub-branch is doing its bit to spread some much-needed festive cheer.

Community and RSL representatives will gather for the 2020 Toy Cavalcade on Saturday, December 19.

The convoy will depart from the car park adjacent to Lynwood SHS at 10am, and travel through Canning while collecting gifts from generous onlookers.

The group will also collect donations from the offices of the City of Canning, Riverton MLA Mike Nahan, Member for South Metropolitan Region Sue Ellery, and Federal Member for Tangney Ben Morton.

Participants will later reconvene at the RSL’s Willetton premises for a sausage sizzle.

All donations will be made to community service provider Communicare, seeking to help those less fortunate this Christmas/New Year period.

“This year we will have military and first responders’ vehicles, along with the Military Brotherhood Military Motorcycle Club, on the streets of Riverton, Willetton, and Lynwood to collect gifts from generous residents,” Riverton RSL president Bill Collidge said.

“We urge everyone to join in on the day and donate new, unwrapped toys for children and teenagers of all ages.”

Communicare chief executive Melissa Perry acknowledged the amazing efforts of the annual Toy Cavalcade’s organising committee.

“It provides an opportunity for all of us to reflect on the misfortune and hardship facing many young people and their families at a time of year that should bring joy and a sense of hope,” she said.

“We thank the Riverton RSL, its members, community volunteers, and everyone involved in this great event for helping to share some of that joy with the families we work with.”