Raby boy donates new bike to help kids in need

'Wheel-y' nice gesture: Raby's Angus Toy donated the bike he won at Bike Fest to Gary Kenber so it could be sent to children in need.

'Wheel-y' nice gesture: Raby's Angus Toy donated the bike he won at Bike Fest to Gary Kenber so it could be sent to children in need.

When Angus Toy won a brand new BMX bike, he decided he wanted to do something 'wheel-y' nice with it.

The 10-year-old Raby resident decided he would donate it to help children in need.

Angus won the bike at Campbelltown Council's recent Bike Fest event held in Eschol Park.

Angus said he was surprised to have won.

"You have to ride around a track and answer some questions along the way," he said.

"Because I got them all right I went into a raffle to win a new bike and helmet.

"I won a bike so I wanted to give it to the kids who need it.

"I already have a bike and I like my bike so I wanted it to help someone else."

Angus' mum, Linda Toy said seeing him donate the bike made her emotional.

"We didn't even know he was going to do it," she said.

"He got up to get his bike and told the mayor (George Brticevic) that he was going to give it to kids in need - and I think we were all a little shocked and proud of him.

"It made me tear up a bit - and it still does now that he decided to do it all on his own."

Macarthur Gardens Retirement Village resident Gary Kenber has dedicated his time to restoring old bikes and scooters to donate them to children in need.

"I donated my old scooter and ramp to him last year and I wanted to donate this new bike," Angus said.

"I don't need a new bike so it might help other kids be able to go places quicker or have some fun."

Ms Toy said Angus' old bike was not in a great state but he still wanted to help out a less fortunate child.

"When Angus won the bike at bike week, he donated it knowing fully that his own bike needed repairing," she said.

"It needs brake repairs, reflectors and a new back tyre, due to doing too many skids.

"It, for me, makes his gesture even more special."

The Robert Townson Public School student said he was happy that the new bike would be going to a new home.

"It just made me feel good to help another kid," Angus said. "I just want it to help someone have some fun."