On the morning of Saturday 22nd July the Charity was invited to meet members of the Nanstallon Methodist Group for a cheque presentation of £700 to the Blood Bikes that the group has been collecting over the year through various events such as Coffee Mornings. We were invited to the Group some weeks ago to share their Songs of Praise evening and gave the congregation a talk on the Charities function, what we do and how we do it.
Saturday morning was a coffee morning and an ideal time to meet more people. The cheque was presented by Beryl Trebilcock and Joy. I stupidly forgot to ask the ladies name sitting on the bike but she was on it within seconds.
I stayed for a little while for a coffee and a chat and to answer questions with abit more detail. There is always that chance that the talks and time spent explaining things will inspire others to raise money and get involved. It’s still staggering, the look on people’s faces when they discover what we do and that it’s for free.
This Charity will always make every effort to meet people who fundraise for it and discourage donations being sent by post.
On Monday 24th July the Charity was invited to meet members of the Liskeard & Looe Round Table 736 for a cheque presentation of £500 to the Blood Bikes. The Round Table approached us out of the blue wanting to support a local Cornish Charity. We met in Looe with a Response Bike and had a had a chat about where the money will go and what our future plans are. This was completely out of the blue but they had decided to allot money to local Cornish Charities and we were one of them.
The tourists swarmed around the bike to see what was going on and get a close up.
The Round Table do several events during the year and a few of these are hosting and arranging the Liskeard’s and Looe’s Firework displays in November each year. They are also on a recruitment drive to get more members into the Round Table.
Jon Badge, Round Table Vice Chairman, handed over the cheque outside the Old Sail Loft & the Fish & Seafood Restaurants on the East Quay to Geoff Crocker and Rob Batten, CBB volunteer riders with Ian Butler behind the camera…again.
We discourage the sending of donations through the post so that we can make every effort to meet the people and organisations that raise money for us.
Sunday 23rd July, the Cornwall Blood Bikes were invited to join in the celebrations at the Penmorvah Hotel for the 300th Anniversary of the Masonic organisation. Jayne and I asked Andy Bellamy and his wife Tanya to attend and they had a great time. The Charity was the guests of Mr Delme Willis, who is the Grand Master of Perranporth Lodge.
The food at The Penmorvah was excellent and cooked to perfection. The assembled Ladies and Gentlemen of the Masons Phoenix Lodge (331) held a raffle with many “liquid” prizes and the occasional special prize such as jewellery and decanter sets. There were about 6 or 7 tables in all with 8 people round each one and everyone had a good laugh at the prize giving.
Andy was asked by Delme to give a short talk about Cornwall Blood Bikes, which although he hadn’t prepared for, was well received and I’m told, flowed well and was informative. To add icing to the cake (so as to speak), out of the blue, Delme presented him with a cheque for Cornwall Blood Bikes of £500 which was gratefully accepted with many thanks to all assembled.
The money was raised from the raffle contributions and topped up from Delme’s official Lodge fund.
We really have made an impression with these people and they have taken our charity in. Thank you to them and we hope to do more with them in the future.
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