Mark September 22 on your calendars, a group of riders will be rolling through town raising funds and awareness for suffering children.
Sobeys in Golden will be the place to be in the early afternoon, when riders from Cops for Kids will be having a barbecue before they cycle to their next destination.
“I volunteered to do this ride because I think it is important, especially in a community this size, to bring everyone together to work towards helping people who are in need here,” Michael Hull, Golden’s rider said.
Hull is the first officer from Golden to take part in the ride and is volunteering his time for the important cause.
Cops for Kids is an organization that brings aid to children in crisis.
This includes physical, traumatic and medical problems.
The organization is an opportunity for RCMP officers in the Southern Interior of B.C. to help the children in the communities they protect.
Hull has already presented one local family, Sydney Mitchell and Michaela Dunn who both have heart conditions, with a cheque for $5000 on behalf of Cops for Kids in late May, when he began promoting the Cops for Kids Ride.
The Cops for Kids Ride is a bike ride that consists of RCMP officers cycling through the various communities the organization supports.
“Everywhere we go, we get to stop and meet kid the organization has helped. It’s nice as police officers to see the difference we are making.”
Hull has been an RCMP officer in Golden for over a year now.
“It’s a job that gives you satisfaction in giving back to the community. We want to better our community and we want to make a difference and improve things. This whole Cops for Kids thing is part of that. It’s nice to help out some families that are in serious need.”
The BBQ is scheduled for around 1 p.m. when the cyclers plan on hitting town. All of the food is being donated by Sobeys and all the profits will be donated directly to Cops for Kids.
“So far I have raised about $3,400. I really want to thank the people who have already supported the cause whether financially or with words of encouragement.”
If you would like to aid children in need, visit www.copsforkids.org, click “the ride”- “the riders” and find Michael Hull’s name.
You can also stop by Sobeys on Thursday, September 22 in the early afternoon for a barbecue and to support the riders.