Jack’s bike dream back on track with generous donation
WHEN Roger Frater picked up The Morning Bulletin last Tuesday, he didn't expect to read about a 10-year-old boy who had his dirt bikes stolen by thieves.
"Poor little guy got his dreams shattered at such a young age," Roger said.
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The 10-year-old was Jack Simmons, who was going to sell his dirt bikes for $2000 in order to keep building himself a car to race at speedway.
Roger couldn't bear the thought of a kid being the victim of thieves.
"Just the look on his face in the photo (in the paper last week) is heartbreaking," Roger said.
"It's a low act, that's just not right."
Without a doubt in his mind, Roger called The Morning Bulletin wanting to meet Jack.
Roger, who owns Frater Asbestos and Demolition, had $2000 to give to Jack so he could get his dreams of racing in speedway back on track.
Jack was over the moon when he met Roger this week and had a smile from ear to ear.
Jack's father, Kevin, said it was great to see that there were people like Roger out there.
"Jack's been working towards this for a while; Jack's always in the shed working on bikes and his car," Kevin said.
Meanwhile Roger is keen to support Jack's dream of competing in speedway, saying it's great for kids to get involved in.
"The speedway is a good thing for young boys and girls to get into and they will learn defensive driving through it," he said.
"I'm happy to give him $2000; that way he has no setbacks and can get his car on the track."