ANTHONY Nigro has his sights set on raising over $5,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Mr Nigro, general manager of five Ballarat McDonalds outlets, will join a group of 35 riders in Lorne for the annual Victoria Ride for Sick Kids on Saturday, 16 March cycling over 300km to Melbourne.
This year marks the seventh consecutive ride event Mr Nigro has undertaken. He has raised over $30,000 riding for the cause close to his heart that has helped his loved ones in their time of need.
“Seeing first-hand the impact that Ronald McDonald House Charities has on regional Victoria has inspired me to do my bit to help families going through tough times,” said Mr Nigro.
He said his motivation for riding every year is partially the fun of riding with a great bunch of riders, some of whom are friends, McDonalds contractors, licensees and staff.
“The McDonalds brand has given me so much over the years so this is a good way to give back, it’s a great cause to be part of with some great company along the way so it is a very easy decision.”
The group will cross the finish line on Tuesday, 19 March at Ronald McDonald House in North Fitzroy. Ronald McDonald House Charities Victoria & Tasmania is a registered charity that creates, finds, and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families.
Donations can be made at any of the Ballarat McDonalds stores or online at fundraise.rmhc.org.au/fundraisers/anthonynigro/ride-for-sickkids-vic.