With the Royal Cornwall Show well and truly over and only another 355 days to go until the next one we thought it was time to update everyone on what a truly huge success it was for Cornwall Blood Bikes.
It was a very long and busy week with 5am starts for Jayne, Ian and John including Wednesday set up and Sunday pack down day but we would do it all again in a heartbeat.
Firstly we would like to take the opportunity to say a huge heartfelt thank you to our volunteers John Penlerick and Geoff Crocker for being in attendance for all three days.
Also a big thank you must go to our CBB Fleet Manager John for the logistics of getting three of our fleet bikes to the show ground, and also to all those riders who assisted with these movements, it truly has been fabulous teamwork.
Day 1 (Thursday) and as the sun shone across the Counties show ground, we were joined by the legendary Mr T, who showed us a different side in the fact he can not only ride a motorbike exceptionally well, he has a great talent with his song singing and dancing with Geoffrey as some very special guests in the form of our dear friends All an Gwella stopped by to say hello.
Day 2 (Friday) saw a complete wash out for the show which was such a shame for every trade stand exhibitor and visitor, but what a team in the gazebo with Paul Thomas & Tim Cookman, but by 1:30pm the show ground was awash and our gazebo was floating so we joined all other trade stand exhibitors and shut up shop for the day.
Apologies to Tim he requested the hottest day (so note to self must do better next year!!)
Day 3 (Saturday) the sun was back shining and we welcomed Terri Crocker, Steve Mason & Alan Chowings to the stand for a glorious and exceptionally busy day.
I think it is safe to say it was an exceptional three days for Cornwall Blood Bikes with our BMW’s “In Memory of Burt” and “Andy yw an Gwella” flying the flag as we enjoyed fabulous company.
Our BMW Bike “Spirit of Cornwall” was a huge success for our special friends from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Cornwall once again.
This time instead of this bike being a brand new bike following its presentation last April, it was showcasing BMW 10’s mileage of 20,000 miles and a breakdown of all the jobs carried out.
This magnificent bike was a perfect demonstration of the work continuously carried out by Freemasonry in Cornwall for the benefit of those less fortunate than themselves.
“Spirit of Cornwall” demonstrates a very generous charity donation on behalf of the brethren put to exceptionally good use, and not only benefiting a charity, but the communities we are privileged to assist.
We had so many of our colleagues, our NHS partners, special friends from Cornwall Hospice Care and our dear supporters stopped by to say hello and over this coming week we will aim to share all the CBB adventures of our 2019 show. Watch this space….
So signing off with a truly heartfelt thank you to Lee Pengelly and the team at #royalcornwallshow #RCS19 for the incredible work that goes on behind the scenes to create the highlight of the Cornish year. You produced yet again another fabulous show which we feel honoured to be a small part of.
To every single person who took the time to stop, chat with our volunteers, and send messages of support it means so much.
And a special thank you to each and every one of our volunteers for giving up their time, and for all their help and constant support, we really could not have done it without you.
Look forward to seeing you all again in 2020, get the date in your diary 4th -6th June!