They might be many parents’ worst nightmare, but two $20,000 Harley Davidsons are about to do a world of good for young people.
The bikes are each a prize in a raffle for Rotary Health Australia fundraising for research into youth mental illness and youth suicide, including projects in Tasmania.
Rotary Health Australia Tasmanian chairman John Dare expects to raise more than $50,000 through the raffle, and more than $100,000 throughout 2018.
This will contribute to the $1.8 million Australian Rotary Health will invest into youth mental illness research this year.
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“This is the first time we’ve done this, and when we launched we sold 200 tickets in two hours,” Mr Dare said.
“People buy the ticket because of the cause – but the Harley gets their attention.
“We’re very concerned about the youth suicide rate in Tasmania, and we want to do something about it.”
Raffle tickets cost $100 each and are available online, through the Mole Creek Hotel, Andrew Dare Electrical, Deloraine, and at an event on this Tuesday at the Star Theatre. A screening of the World’s Fastest Indian will be accompanied by food and a drink on arrival, with an Indian motorbike displayed, doors at 6pm for the movie from 7pm, $45.
The Harley Davidsons are Softail Street Bob 107s, powered by 1753cc Milwaukee-Eight engines with peak power of 5020 revs per minute. The winners will also take home $2000 each to spend on protective gear.
Tickets will be drawn on February 23 at the Mole Creek Hotel.
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