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Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester is proud to have his Traralgon office serve as a donation location for this year’s Gippsland Motorcyclists Toy Run.

“The Gippsland Motorcyclists Toy Run, headed by husband-and-wife team Alfie and Stella Vella, is a long-standing Latrobe Valley community initiative and plays a vital role in bringing Christmas joy to the region’s less fortunate children,” Mr Chester said.

“In the months before Christmas, Alfie and Stella work tirelessly to collect donations, collaborating with local businesses, organisations, and sporting clubs and establishing collection points for toys and other gifts.

“Alfie and Stella’s hard work culminates in the first week of December when hundreds of motorcyclists join the couple in convoy from Traralgon to Erika, where donated toys are handed to representatives from Saint Vincent’s and the Salvation Army.

“I take great pride in being involved in this year’s Toy Run, offering my Traralgon office as a drop-off point for toys and gifts leading up to the event.”

Celebrating its 25th year, the Gippsland Motorcyclists Toy Run is the largest toy donation contributor in the Latrobe Valley, handing over $75,000 worth of toys at last year’s toy run.

Mr Chester’s office on Franklin Street, Traralgon, is one of five donation locations for the 25th annual Gippsland Motorcyclists Toy Run in the Latrobe Valley.

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