Trailblazers Charity Ride

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  • Location: Imbil Showgrounds, Mary Valley 4555 Queensland
You could be one of these riders passing the Imbil pub on the way to Borumba Dam for the October charity ride

Do you want to explore Mary Valley Country in South-East Queensland on horseback over three days in October?

Here is the ride for you, and you can help raise funds for the local school chaplaincy committee at the same time.

The inaugural “Trailblazers Charity Ride” is a three-day horse ride leaving Imbil Showgrounds on October 3 and riding west towards Borumba Dam through forestry, cattle stations and open country.

You will be passing through country rarely opened to the public and camping for two nights with the benefit of a ground crew to cart your food, showers, tents, horse feed and fencing.

The $385 price tag includes meals and will help fund the Mary Valley chaplaincy program, which employs two chaplains in the valley, serving Kandanga, Amamoor and Jones Hill schools and Mary Valley College at Imbil.

As part of their program, the chaplains meet a big need with "Breaky Clubs" where with the assistance of local volunteers and funding from the Imbil RSL, they feed up to 50 children twice a week.

Spokesperson Bronwyn Kirkegard said the ride was a pro-active way for the chaplaincy program to shore up the small amount of Government funding it receives.

“We believe our funding could face further cuts, and the community is not prepared to wait for this to happen,” she said.

“We already know what a great job our chappies do, and we believe the consequences of this program ceasing will be very detrimental to our local schools and families.

“The chappies are very pro-active and do a great job of working with children to identify needs before they become a problem.

“They also work very hard to assist the parents and staff in our school communities and have become a valued part of all four schools.”

You can find out more about the school chaplaincy program at www.suqld.org.au

To book your place on the horse ride, go to www.suqld.org.au/trailblazers or phone John Kropp on 07 5484 5290 or email him at kroppja@gmail.com

Trailblazers Charity Ride
Leaving Imbil showgrounds on October 3rd and riding west towards Borumba Dam through forestry, cattle stations and open country
October 3rd to the 5th of October 2015
Cost: $385, includes meals and will help fund the Mary Valley chaplaincy program, which employs two chaplains in the valley, serving Kandange, Amamoor and Jones Hill schools and Mary Valley College at Imbil

To book your place on the horse ride, go to www.suqld.org.au/trailblazers or phone John Kropp on 07 5484 5290 or email him at kroppja@gmail.com

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