Archive for April 13th, 2012
Bikers have been involved in the charity scene for many years, here in the UK.
Over the Easter weekend, for example, the Whitehaven Motorcycle Action Group donated and delivered more than 200 Easter eggs to local charities. Twenty years ago they decided to take action to defuse anti-biker sentiment (frequently encountered, due to their lifestyle and dress code) and started twice-yearly charity runs (at Easter and Christmas), during which they set out to distribute Easter eggs, toys and tins of food to charities serving old, sick or disabled people, children and animals.
Every September bikers in Stoke-on-Trent take part in a Pet Food Cavalcade: they pay £3 to take part and collect tins of dog and cat food donated by members of the public, for donation to animal charities. After last year’s ride they also organised a raffle and charity auction.
And in Derbyshire last year (for the third year running) more than 250 bikers took part in a charity run in aid of the BBC’s Children in Need appeal, raising £2000.
No doubt readers will be aware of many other activities that bikers are involved in – both in the UK and elsewhere (particularly the USA, I would imagine). It would be great to hear about these. Why not use the Comments box below to share some of your insights into this topic?