ALL aboard at Matthews Park tomorrow to raise much-needed funds for children’s charity Royal Far West.
The charity helps to send country children for a beachside holiday in the Sydney suburb of Manly while undergoing essential medical treatment.
Tomorrow each train ride taken will help more children in the Orange area.
Royal Far West secretary Christine Kemp said around 44 children were helped each year.
“All the money raised is sent down to the head office for our district and goes towards kids’ services in Manly,” she said.
It is not just sick children who benefit from Royal Far West according to Mrs Kemp.
Children who are seeking psychological help as well as physiotherapy, speech therapy and schooling are also helped by the donations.
Orange Society of Model Engineers member David Warburton said the annual fundraising day was held to help children in need.
“We try to aim it at children’s charities ... it’s the second time for Royal Far West,” he said.
As well as train rides, a barbecue, stalls and a raffle will be held from noon with train rides to begin at 1pm.
Rides are $1 each and anyone hoping for a ride will need to wear shoes.