Noah gets new bike after Ellenbrook fire

Ed Sault, Barb Goodnough, Anthea Marshall, Bike Force owner Mark Bailey and Noah Goodnough with his new bike.         Picture: Georgia Taylor
Ed Sault, Barb Goodnough, Anthea Marshall, Bike Force owner Mark Bailey and Noah Goodnough with his new bike.         Picture: Georgia Taylor

ELLENBROOK residents have banded together to replace a bicycle a 10-year-old boy lost in the recent bushfire.

Noah Goodnough said he felt “sad and teary” when he returned to his scorched back yard to find his only birthday present had perished in the fire.

The Goodnough family of six also lost their wooden deck, trampoline, cubby house swing set and backyard toys.

Angie Ditri, a stranger to the Goodnough family, heard about the children’s losses and used social media to help arrange for a replacement of some of the items.

Ms Ditri said word spread quickly and she was impressed with everyone’s generosity.

Last Thursday, Noah was presented with a new mountain bike at Bike Force in Ellenbrook, who provided the vehicle at a heavily discounted price.

Ellenbrook Gloria Jeans Coffee owners Ed Sault and Anthea Marshall paid for the bike.

Noah said he felt thankful, happy and surprised a complete stranger would buy him a new bike. “I feel like nothing else can go wrong,” he said.