Scootaville’s Ride for Mateship

Scootaville… a ride in the name of mateship.

Most of us have seen a 50cc moped before, but have you seen one that represents mateship among the Australian Defence Force?

Well from September 1st to 16th, you might just see 20 of them as Trevor Benneworth is heading a group on a 2000 kilometre journey from Rosewood to Townsville to raise vital funds for Legacy.

“It goes from Rosewood out west of Ipswich through the inland towns up through Kilcoy, Munduberra, Longreach, Winton, Hughenden, Charters Towers, and into Townsville,” Trevor explained. “The idea is to get all the ex-service guys together and you can just talk amongst yourselves like I’ve got problems, the other bloke’s got problems and you know you realise that you’re not alone.”

“It’s a male, female thing, there’s a lot of girls coming along as well.”

Each scooter will be tag team ridden by two riders switching it up every hour or so along the way.

Kedron Wavell Services Club is providing us with a bus, a ute, and the chuck wagon and that’ll go about an hour ahead of everybody and pull up and serve coffee, cold drinks and then there’ll be a rider change at the same time.”

Legacy is a charity close to the hearts of ADF members.

“Legacy was formed in 1923 to support the families of our fallen and the families of our incapacitated veterans,” said Legacy Brisbane CEO Brendan Cox. “The importance of a trip like Scootaville, it not only raises funds for Legacy, but also promotes Legacy in the community firstly to recruit from the community to serve our families but also raise vital funding to make sure the kids that have lost a parent or are supporting a parent that is incapacitated from their service can still get the same schooling, the same education, do the same sporting events as their peers within the schoolyard.”

Scootaville Charity Ride
Rosewood to Townsville
1-16 September
Supporting Legacy Brisbane

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