Peninsula Riderz Poker Run donates funds raised to Hato Hone St John
“This is our way of showing our appreciation to our local station for the great work that they do,”
It’s a privilege to be the Co-ordinator and spokesperson for Peninsula Riderz Whitianga smc., and to help organise the annual Poker Run. We had a great day touring the Peninsula as a group of over 120 bikes plus classic cars. Sam and Luke from the Mercury Bay Holiday Park Whitianga presented Hato Hone St John Ambulance Whitianga with $2020 raised at our annual Poker Run Saturday, 20 January, which was featured in last week’s issue of The Informer. Sam and Luke are one of many local businesses that sponsor the PeninsulaRiderz and they also accommodate many riders each year who stay for the weekend not only enjoying the ride but also the many attractions Whitianga and surrounds has to offer.Riders came from Northland, Whangerei, Napier, Hawkes Bay, Taupo and other parts of the Waikato. The first card of the Poker Run was drawn at the Mercury Bay Club and the final card was drawn back at the Riderz ‘end of run’ site where the winner was awarded $ 500 for having the highest scoring poker hand. Spot prizes from local businesses were given out to those who registered. The ride ended with hospitality for all riders and classic car drivers – mutton on a spit, roasties, plus all the trimmings. The music of Chris Bayley and the Axe Man, Paul Martin, ensured Rock and Roll will never die. So, till next year’s ride. PRFFPRZ. Caption: Shar-ron Hillary, St John ambulance officer (centre), receives the donation from Tania, Victor, Luke, Sam, Owen and Lee representing the Peninsula Riderz Whitianga.