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Riders raise more than $10k for Angel Flight

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IF IT were not for the army of volunteers, the successful Angel Flight Ride at the weekend could not have happened, secretary of the Old Woolgooga Trail Riders Lawrie Shultz said.

"Everything went really well. We had 175 riders," he said. "I really want to say a big thank you to all the volunteers."

Mr Shultz also made a special mention of the Widgee Hall and Recreation Committee and the Woolooga Hall Committee.

The event started Friday evening with a concert and auctions and raffles at the Woolooga Hall, then the ride began in earnest on Saturday, when participants left for the relaxed and injury-free ride to the Widgee Sportsgrounds.

"I think everybody enjoyed it," Mr Shultz said.

"There were a lot of new people too."

After the ride, the group joined in the raffles and auctions at the Widgee Hall, before camping out for another evening.

"There were a lot of laughs at the auctions," said Mr Shultz.

Sunday was a fun day with a campdraft, ironman competitions, pony club demonstrations and a barrel ride.

Mr Shultz said the weekend was a roaring success and felt the event, at a conservative estimate, had raised more than $10,000 for Angel Flight.

"I'm pretty sure it's in excess of $10,000," he said.