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Gladiators ride for Friends of Palliative Care 2016 Perry DuffinPerry Duffin

24 Oct 2016, 10:47 a.m.
RIDE ON: The Gladiators Motorcycle Club lead a convoy of riders down High Street to raise funds for Friends of Palliative Care. Picture: supplied

For the 20th year in a row, the Maitland’s Gladiators Motorcycle Club roared down high street to raise money and support for the Friends of Palliative Care.

The event pulled in more than $5000 for the cause, which helps people suffering terminal illnesses in Maitland.

“It was a beautiful, happy, joyous day,” Friends of Palliative Care founder Pat Allen OAM said. “The club’s support means so much.”

In a letter to Fairfax Media, Ms Allen thanked the club, Father Peter Street (who blessed the convoy) and Maitland mayor Peter Blackmore who officially opened the ride.

Money raised through t-shirt sales will be donated to Ronald McDonald House. Anyone interested in purchasing a shirt to help the cause should contact Ms Allen on 4933 4494.