SUPPORT: Sons of the Southern Cross Motorcycle Club members ride in Lyla Van Jole's charity ride.
SUPPORT: Sons of the Southern Cross Motorcycle Club members ride in Lyla Van Jole's charity ride. Patrick Woods

WATCH: Thousands raised for terminally ill Coast toddler

NOTHING was going to stop the show of support for terminally ill Caloundra toddler Lyla Van Jole.

The weather gods did all they could, but it wasn't enough to dampen the spirit of about 120 riders who revved up and rode on to help raise thousands of dollars for the brave little girl.

Lyla's outlook isn't great. Suffering from the rare Peroxisomal Disorder, she'll be lucky to live to school age and will almost definitely not survive to see her 10th birthday.

The struggles of her young family in trying to keep up with ongoing medical bills touched a nerve with the Coast motorcycling community, footy fans and plenty more.

 

The Sons of the Southern Cross Motorcycle Club's Sunshine Coast Chapter threw their weight behind the Van Jole family, raising more than $6000 at the latest count during their Roll for Lyla ride which departed Aussie World this morning.

The money will help with the ongoing medical costs and hopefully afford Lyla's dad, Kieran, the chance to take some more time to be with his daughter while he can.

He's been working six or seven day weeks to support the family while his wife, Lyla's mother Bec, takes Lyla to appointment after appointment.

Sons of the Southern Cross national president Tiny Sotsc said it was a privilege to continue the charity work of late club member Steve 'Towball' Fitzsimons.

"They'll (Van Jole family) always get our ongoing support for anything they need. They know they can ring us any time," Tiny said.

He said he was relieved the weather had held off for the day and said the incredible turnout had encouraged the club to press on with their fundraising efforts for various causes in the future.


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