Members of the Derelicts Club walked from Benalla to Kyabram to show their support for others battling cancer.MONIQUE FREER July 18, 2014 3:35am
Derelicts motorcycle club members Dave Guppy and Terry Ã«Ã«FeetÃÃ Frampton organised a walk from Benalla to Kyabram in aid of cancer research.
A group of motorcycle club members has been inspired by friends and family to walk more than 100
Members of the Derelicts Motorcycle Club in Benalla walked from their clubhouse to Kyabram last week to raise awareness and money for cancer research.
Organiser David Guppy said a group of club members wanted to show their support for others battling cancer and raise $4000 for research in the process.
‘‘(We’re doing it) because we’ve been friends for so long; it’s friendship and it’s mateship,’’ he said.
‘‘Cancer isn’t prejudicial.’’
Fellow organiser Terry ‘‘Feet’’ Frampton was diagnosed with cancer six years ago.
‘‘A few people we know are going through it, so we’re doing it to raise some funds,’’ Mr Frampton said.
‘‘We want to draw more attention to it.’’
The walk began on Wednesday and took three-and-a-half days, with participants covering about 33
Kyabram was chosen as the destination because Mr Frampton was a member of Kyabram’s motorcycle club.
‘‘That’s the clubhouse I’m involved with, and they’ve always supported us so that’s why we’re going there,’’ Mr Frampton said.
Between 60 and 80 walkers joined the cause, allowing the walk to be held in a relay format.
A bus drove walkers to the changeover points along the way; Benalla club members and supporters walked to Shepparton and the Kyabram affiliates took over from Shepparton to their clubhouse.
‘‘We’ve got people that have come from Finley and all over to join this, but it’s mainly the Benalla community walking,’’ Mr Guppy said.
‘‘They’re just like my family, all of them.
‘‘This is a side of motorcycle clubs that people don’t see.’’
Each walker paid $20 to register, and the rest of the money will be raised through donations.
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