New Year, New Challenges & New Members

Written by  Wednesday, 05 January 2011 11:48
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First order of the day is to wish each and every one of you best wishes for the New Year; and a massive thank you for all your help and support during 2010. Exciting times are upon us at the moment with all the media attention we have been getting and the numerous requests for membership details as a result of that attention.

As most of you will already know, the next Group Meeting is to be held on the 12th January 2011 at 1900hrs. The Venue is to be The Gissons at Kennford who, after Adam's gentle persuasion; have kindly offered their function room completely free of charge. Special thanks to both parties on that one.

Everyone, including all the new prospective members who wish to join and/or offer support to Devon Freewheelers EVS are asked to attend. There are quite a few topics on the Agenda, including the extension of our services into Cornwall and a new management structure to cope with it;

volunteers wishing to use their own machines, the progress with the North Devon District Hospitals, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly NHS Foundation Trusts, ID Card issue for those of you still waiting, Fundraising; and an opportunity for the newly advanced riders and members to meet with our Bike Manager, Pete Lambourn, to discuss training. (I hope whoever has the FJR could also bring it along for new members to have a look at the machine).

Just before I go; I would also like to say a personal 'thank you' to everyone who made the effort to donate using the Gift Aid Donation link above following the cancellation of our City Centre Event which was due to adverse weather.

I was informed by Adam that some of the donations were in excess of £100 each - a truly fantastic gesture. Also, to keep up with the moving trends, Devon Freewheelers now has it's own Facebook page, please join it and ask all you friends to join it too! See you on the 12th!

Daniel Lavery

Dan is the founder of Devon Freewheelers since the creation of the charity he has worn many hats to ensure the charity has moved forward and evolved with the needs. Dan devotes his time to the charity and somehow finds time to add articles to the site.