One of our long term customers contacted us recently about helping two of the young kids affected by the recent flooding in Dungog.
Passionate cyclist and teacher at Dungog High, Tony Wilson, learned that two of his students, Gavin Taylor and John Maddison, had lost everything in the recent flooding and wanted to help by arranging to replace their lost and destroyed bikes with brand new ones.
We contacted Specialized and with their help and Tony's generosity we were able to build up two brand new Pitch 650b mountain bikes for the boys.
Both were pretty speechless on the day but the wry smile from both of them once it sunk in that they had brand new bikes was enough to see that it had made all the difference.
Tony told us that with delays associated with the huge amount of insurance claims, things were moving slowly for these families and bikes for the kids were pretty much last on the list. Knowing how much the boys had loved their old bikes it was the least he could do to give them a little more quality of life after losing their homes.
Tony runs the PE Mountain Biking class each week at Dungog Common with his students and the boys hoped to be joining him soon on their new bikes.
A massive thanks goes to Tony Wilson for this seriously generous act of kindness and to Specialized for their support in significantly reducing the cost of the bikes to allow for both kids to climb aboard a brand new rig!