Beaudesert sees 150 motorbikes ride through on Ride for Jack charity run

BEAUDESERT police stepped up for a good cause by helping with traffic management last week as 150 Ride for Jack motorcycles passed through Beaudesert on their way to Veresdale Scrub.

The yearly event organised by the Jack Beasley Foundation in memory of 17-year-old Jack Beasley, who lost his life as a result of a stabbing in 2019.

Brett and Belinda Beasley set up the organisation to fight for changes in legislation including harsher penalties to discourage youth violence.

They want to prevent other parents from suffering the pain of losing a child to knife crime.

Seventeen-year-old Jack Beasley was killed on Friday, December 13, 2019.

The 2021 event started with a barbecue breakfast at the Helensvale Hornets Rugby League Club on June 6, with riders passing in convoy through Canungra and Beaudesert en route to Veresdale Scrub.

Beaudesert police station officer in charge Ken Murray and Sergeant Steve Ordynski were on hand to control traffic in town as the convoy passed through, much to the delight of residents in Jubilee Park who were celebrating Queensland Day.

The officers followed the convoy to Veresdale Scrub Hotel where they stopped to chat with those taking part in Ride for Jack and have their photo taken with Brett Beasley.

Mr Beasley said the event was a way to keep his son's name alive and raise awareness about the consequences of youth violence.

The next event for the Jack Beasley Foundation will be a charity boxing tournament to be held at Fight World in Carrara on July 3, followed by the Walk for Jack at Damian Leading Park, Coomera on December 13.

Find out more at jackbeasleyfoundation.org.