“In Memory of Garry” Fundraiser

On 1stFebruary 2019 Cornwall Blood Bikes was invited to attend ‘A Night with Jonny Cowling’ at the Wadebridge Camels, Rugby Pavilion as Michaela Richards and her daughter were raising money for Children’s Hospice South West and Cornwall Blood Bikes in memory of her husband, Garry Richards who died recently from cancer.

We were selected to be a recipient as Garry was a biker and was thinking of contacting us with respect to joining our ranks as a volunteer fleet bike rider.

The weather was cold and icy so volunteer advanced bikers Steve Mason and Ian Butler drove to the event as it was too icy and the temperature had hit 3 degrees for the Fleet Bikes. Unfortunately, the Hospice could not make it but as usual, we made every effort.

The evening was better than they had imagined it would be. Steve and Ian quoted: “we were stupid enough to give Jonny Cowling information about ourselves and he duly took us apart with the banter and it was worth every minute.”

Michaela and daughters Kerri and Abbi ran around making sure that everything was going smoothly but Steve and Ian did get chance to talk to them quietly at the end of the evening.

The auction went really well and Ian & Steve made a command decision on the spot and allowed them to auction 2 motorcycle pillion tickets off which will be arranged for some time in June 2019 when two extremely excited ladies will become the guest of Cornwall Blood Bikes.

A picture was auctioned for a large amount donated by a local artist.

Ian met up with Michaela, Kerri and Abbi recently in early April with BMW 1 “Annie” to have the cheque presented for a fantastic £2,040.00

This charity will always cherish people that arrange such events under very difficult circumstances and we thank from the bottom of our hearts for your fantastic efforts.

All funds raised and donated go straight into the charity and nothing is given in wages as we do not have a CEO or staff, we are ALL volunteers and vow to be there should you need us.