Disadvantaged children in the Pilbara have started the school year with new stationery supplies thanks to generous donations from Karratha Bikers Association.

KBA donated $9000 worth of stationery including pens, books, backpacks and flour to the nine primary schools within the city.

The stationery was bought using proceeds raised at the Car, Bike and Four-Wheel-Drive Show held on Father’s Day last year.

KBA vice-president Neil Tollison said the initiative was the club’s way of giving back to the community.

“It’s just to help do our part for early learning for the kids in Karratha and to support the educational needs of some children,” he said.

“Another reason we do it is also for the teachers. A lot of them are forking out for stationery from their own pocket.

“We wouldn’t be able to do it without the support of the community and the businesses big and small.”

Mr Tollison said this was the second year KBA had donated stationery to schools.

“It’s really our pleasure to be able to help out all the primary schools when needed,” he said,

“The way it works is they send us their book list and we try and go through their preferred supplier.”

KBA president Matt Peters said he hoped to continue the initiative for years to come.