£12,000 donation from Hampshire biker group

22 December, 2021

A local motorcyclist group have given us and our patients a major boost this Christmas.

On Sunday December 12, around 100 members of Hampshire Biker Bastards (HBB) delivered a cheque for over £12,000 as they gathered for a mass ride out at our Airbase in Thruxton.

The vital funds have been raised through a variety of activities throughout the year, including online auctions and group ride-outs. HBB member, Keith Longman, took it upon himself to raise as much money as possible in rather… unique ways.

Earlier in the year, Keith dressed as Mrs Brown for a week and, on another occasion, sported half a beard as he went about his daily routine.

Keith said, “On the ride to Thruxton it was amazing to see so many members of the public as well as the fire service who had come out to show their support. To raise in excess of £12,000 was no easy task, but I am thrilled it has gone to such a worthy charity.”

Left to right: Keith Longman, Keith Wilson and Natalie Russell

Our Community Fundraiser, Natalie Russell, said,

“Finding out the total amount they had raised left me lost for words. I want to thank all of them for their hard work and generosity throughout the year. I am always amazed by the camaraderie and dedication within the motorcycling community. We are proud to be able to provide a lifeline for bikers right across our region, should the worst happen.”

The biker group, which has amassed a staggering 6,000 members, has raised over £24,000 since it was founded in 2017.

We don’t stop for Christmas or New Year. And we have already responded to over 1,500 emergency missions this year alone.

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