GOOLUM Goolum Aboriginal Co-operative’s Deadly Bikes have donated one of their creations to Horsham PAWS to be raffled at a quiz night.
Deadly Bikes has supported non-for-profit organisations in the past and Horsham PAWS vice-president Carolyn Stow said they were eager to work together.
“We thought it was a nice match with young Aboriginal people at risk assisting their local animals who are also at risk,” she said.
Ms Stow said the money raised from the event could provide the capacity to cover work around lost and surrendered animals.
“There are ongoing costs around our foster care program, but we also have animals coming through that require additional veterinary work,” she said.
The co-operative’s health and wellbeing programs manager Dean O’Loughlin said the Indigenous youth program embedded different themes on social responsibility.
“The kids we deal with are at risk of disengaging from the community and we want these kids to be aware of different community organisations in their area to give them a connection,” he said.
He said Deadly Bikes had captured excitement.
“It is a great way for different organisations to raise funds and for us to give back to the community,” he said.
Mr O’Loughlin said the bike was personalised to Horsham PAWS with green and grey colours featured.
Raffle tickets are available at the Horsham PAWS shop, Horsham Veterinary Hospital and Federation University’s library.