Our goal for 2018 is to continue our fundraising efforts to renew and maintain our fleet of nine BMW 1200 RT(P)’s.
In 2017, we were the recipients of the charities very first brand new BMW from a grant awarded to us by the Masonic Charitable Foundation of £25,000.
From this grant, we were also able to purchase 2 nearly new BMW’s RT(p)’s allowing us to sell two of our higher mileage bikes.
We received these bikes earlier this year, and they have already covered hundreds of miles on operational duty.
This guarantee’s less downtime and the bikes spend more time on the road doing what we do best.
The motorcycles are factory built, police/paramedic specification and are purchased directly from BMW Motorrad UK at a cost of £17,500 each.
We have estimated that our average monthly running costs per motorcycle average £500 per month which includes fuel, insurance, servicing, health checks, tyres etc, so our total annual fleet costs alone are in excess of £50,000.
However, this does not take account of the cost to replace a motorcycle which we expect will have an operational life of no more than three to four years.
This means that we need to raise an additional £10,000 to £15,000 per annum to keep our fleet of liveried motorcycles up to date.
To help us achieve our target we are continually approaching local companies for their support as well as looking at new and exciting ways to fundraise.
We are always looking for ideas and help from within and the public.
The fundraising team of Ian Butler (Fundraising Manager) & Jayne Penlerick (PR/Media Liaison & Fundraising Assistant) can be contacted through the website or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and will help in any way they can to make your fundraising ideas come to fruition.
We will provide support from our volunteer members, promote your activities through our website and social media platforms and will try, whenever operationally possible, to attend your event with CBB’s liveried motorcycles.
Activities that have been organised to fundraise for us include dog shows, sponsored walks, motorcycle ride outs, marathon runs, local choirs organising concerts on our behalf, charity cream teas, baking at community hospitals and local motorcycle clubs donating funds from events they have planned.
Whatever your event we would love to hear from you.