Damettos’ Last Ride a Success for Charity

May 7, 2023

Member for Hinchinbrook Nick Dametto saved his best ride for last on the weekend and successful raised $2,940 for Audrey’s Angels of Hope.

The Hinchinbrook MP has ridden bulls at the annual Ingham Sugar City Rodeo since 2019 and with this year being his last ride it was only fitting that the athletic MP managed a personal best time of 5 seconds.

Mr Dametto was thrilled to be able to raise funds for such a worthy cause and said it was an absolute honour to ride in memory of Judy Reardon.

“With a time of 5 seconds and a whopping $2,940.00 raised, I want to thank everyone who donated or helped me prepare for this last ride,” Mr Dametto said.

“I want to say a massive thanks to the Ingham Sugar City Rodeo Committee for giving me the opportunity to ride and for hosting such a successful rodeo yet again.

“Special mention must also go to Brad Morley and his son Cooper for inviting out to their property for a training session beforehand as it was a massive help.

“There is nothing more heart-warming than hearing the roar of your hometown as you exit that chute and although I didn’t ride time, I hope I haven’t let anyone down.

“Audrey’s Angels do amazing work in our community and I’m proud to have been able to help in some small way.”

Judy Reardon’s daughter, Hollie Roveglia, said that her mum would have been so proud of the local MP riding in her honour.

“I want to thank Nick so much. What he has done for Audrey’s Angels and our community in the last few years has been amazing.”

The success and thrill of Dametto’s Last Ride has created doubt about whether or not the Hinchinbrook MP will in fact hang up his spurs or if he will swap bull riding for another high-adrenaline event, all in the name of charity.

“We’ll have to wait and see what happens in 2024,” Mr Dametto said.