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AMCN 2016 Winter Jacket Drive – Final Push for Pre-loved Motorcycle jackets | News

The AMCN Winter Jacket Drive aims to help people who are homeless by providing them with pre-loved motorcycle jackets.

Made of tough materials and often designed specifically to withstand the cold and rain, these jackets can make a big difference for someone who is sleeping rough, especially during the winter months.

The initiative is organised by AMCN with support from Shannons Insurance, Mission Australia and Victory & Indian Motorcycles – and of course generous riders willing to donate a spare jacket or two.

If you are keen to donate a jacket – or a blanket in the warmer northern states – drop-off points have been set up in Shannons branches around the country and a number of other locations listed below. Donations will be received until the end of June.

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The Winter Jacket Drive – Three events you can participate in:

Saturday 25 June at the Robertson Pie Shop in Sydney from 10am till 12 noon, the Mission Australia and AMCN teams will collect jackets from local motorcycle clubs and riders. Last year a number of riders dropped in on classic motorcycles and we hope to see another great turn-out in 2016. Why not join us there?

TheSydney Warmth Ride on Monday 27 June. Participants will meet at the Victory & Indian Motorcycles showroom at 554 Parramatta Rd, Ashfield at 9am, then leave at 10am to ride into the CBD where they will help the Missionbeat team hand out jackets to those in need. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

The Melbourne Warmth Ride on Monday 27. The ride will start at the Victory & Indian Motorcycles showroom at 544 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, also at 9am. Participants will leave at 10am for a 10-20km ride through the metro area on the way to the Synergy Repairs workshop in North Melbourne, where they will get a chance to see the work Mission Australia does providing on-the-job training and work experience for marginalised youth. The jackets collected will be dropped off at Synergy for later distribution. As in Sydney, all those interested in attending are welcome.

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Collection points have been set up around country at the following locations:

ACT
Shannons
Unit 20, 2 Yallourn Street, Fyshwick, 2609

New South Wales
Shannons
65 Reserve Road, St Leonards, 2065
Victory & Indian Motorcycles
554 Parramatta Rd, Ashfield 2131
Southern Highlands Motorcycle Centre
214 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong, 2575
Robertson Pie Shop
4400 Illawarra Highway, Robertson, 2575

Northern Territory – BLANKETS ONLY
Shannons
Hidden Valley Motor Sports Park,
Hidden Valley Road, Berrimah, 0828

Queensland – BLANKETS ONLY
Shannons
5B 305 Montague Road, West End, 4101
Victory & Indian Motorcycles
632 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley, 4006

South Australia
Shannons
863-865 South Road, Clarence Gardens, 5039

Tasmania
Shannons
337-341 Argyle Street, North Hobart, 7000

Victoria
Shannons
321 Warrigal Road, Cheltenham, 3192
Victory & Indian Motorcycles
544 Elizabeth St, Melbourne 3000
The Waves Apartments
1 The Esplanade, Cowes, 3922

Western Australia – BLANKETS ONLY
Shannons
152 Burswood Road, Burswood, WA, 6100

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For more information about the 2016 Winter Jacket Drive visit amcn.com.au.