The countdown is on for Dametto’s Last Ride
28th April 2023
The Katter’s Australian Party (KAP) Deputy Leader and Hinchinbrook MP, Nick Dametto, gears up to ride for charity one last time at Ingham’s Sugar City Rodeo.
The action-packed, family friendly event showcasing some of the North’s best competitors will be held on Saturday 6th May 2023 at the Ingham Showgrounds.
This year’s Charity Bull Ride will be Mr Dametto’s last and also the last time the event will be included in the rodeo program.
The Hinchinbrook MP said with just over a week to go he was trying to squeeze in as much practice and training as possible.
“It might be surprising to hear but I normally don’t practice before the event. However, since this is my last ride, I wanted to give a red-hot go,” Mr Dametto said.
“Over the weekend, I met up with Ingham locals Brad Morely and Gavin Bredden to chuck on the spurs and get some practice in before the big dance. Cheers lads for the coaching, advice and tips of the trade.
“I’m sure my wife Alicia and my Mum will be happy to know this will be my last ride considering last year the bull nearly stood on my head.
“I am pretty sure locals have enjoyed watching their State Member try and ride a bull for the last five years but unfortunately all good things must come to an end. This doesn’t mean I won’t be looking for another thrill-seeking way to raise money for a local charity,” he said.
This year to streamline processes there will be no cash donations at the event, and instead a GoFundMe page has been set up.
“With just over a week until the Ingham Sugar City Rodeo, I’m asking everyone to dig deep to support the Charity Bull Ride and Audrey’s Angels of Hope one last time.
“Thank you to those who have already generously donated including – Shari Beatts, Teresa Denman, Katrina Aspinall and Mark Glasgow. I want to make special mention of NQ Employment for their generous $200 donation as well as the anonymous donors.
“So far, we have hit just over $400 however, my goal was $5,000 so we still have a long way to go.
“Audrey’s Angels is a locally based charity that gives support to cancer patients and their families while on their cancer journey. The Angels provide care, funding for medication, a helping hand and emotional support to those suffering from cancer.
“The Angels work relentlessly to fundraise the money they need to fund the group’s charitable services. Reaching the $5,000 goal for Dametto’s Last Ride would equate to numerous hours and fundraisers that Angel volunteers would normally put in.
To support Dametto’s Last Ride and donate to Audrey’s Angels of Hope please visit https://gofund.me/83d09bcd
For more information, please visit the Ingham Sugar City Rodeo Facebook page.