Kollege of Knowlege Kommittee for Kids gifts new bike to Cooper

BRAND NEW BIKE: Cooper receiving his new bike with mum Naomi Ringholt and Kollege of Knowledge Kommittee for Kids president Tony Springett at the Fixed Wheel in Bowral.
BRAND NEW BIKE: Cooper receiving his new bike with mum Naomi Ringholt and Kollege of Knowledge Kommittee for Kids president Tony Springett at the Fixed Wheel in Bowral.

Cooper Vincent will be able to go bike riding with him mum and brother thanks to a Highlands charity. 

The Kollege of Knowlege Kommittee for Kids (4K) gifted 16-year-old Cooper with a brand new bike on November 13. 

Cooper’s mum Naomi Ringholt put in an application for a new bike on the 4K website recently. 

“I had a friend tell me to do it and I put it off for a while because its hard to ask,” she said. 

“But we are so appreciative.”

4K president Tony Springett said while it was hard to ask, he was glad Ms Ringholt did reach out. 

“That’s what we are here for,” he said. 

“We are very happy to help Cooper and his family.”

Cooper received a brand new bike from the Fixed Wheel in Bowral and a tow bar was also fitted to Ms Ringwolt’s car. 

Cooper has special needs and Ms Ringwolt said the bike would allow him “to do something normal.”

“It’ll mean Cooper can ride with his brother and I can go too, before his brother rode and we walked behind so this will be great,” she said. 

“At the end of the year we are going camping with my family so it’ll be great for Cooper to jump on his bike with everyone else.” 

The 4K kids charity started in Bowral in 1989 to help the special needs children of the Southern Highlands.

A group of seven local men formed this group to try and put a smile on the kids faces and to improve their lives.

To date the charity has raised over $2.5 million.

This money has all been spent on many different causes helping physically and or disabled or disadvantaged kids in the Highlands. ​

All activities are carried out on a voluntary basis, there are no administration fees or costs so every dollar raised goes directly to help the kids.

The 4K hosted their annual men’s luncheon recently and was one of the most successful yet, raising more than $150,000. 

“We just want to spend this money to keep helping Highlands kids,” Mr Springett said.