Local Charities Benefit from Bike Fest

Written by  Friday, 19 July 2013 00:00
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Teignmouth Estuary Rotary Club held a Bike Festival in June in order to raise money for Devon Freewheelers; a charity delivering urgent medical samples, drugs, surgical equipment and tissue samples for transplant across Devon for the NHS, at no charge and AIMS a local group who offer support to families who have children with special needs.

Teignmouth Estuary Rotary Club held a Bike Festival in June in order to raise money for Devon Freewheelers; a charity delivering urgent medical samples, drugs, surgical equipment and tissue samples for transplant across Devon for the NHS, at no charge and AIMS a local group who offer support to families who have children with special needs.

The special event saw hundreds of bikes enter the competition which, together with events on the Den, stalls and a collection raised total of £600 which was presented to representatives of the charities by Rotarians on Thursday.

Les May of the Devon Freewheelers said,

"Without the generosity of the public and the support of organisations like Teignmouth Estuary Rotary Club we would find it very difficult to maintain the service we currently provide"

and Gill Parson's from AIMS echoed his remarks adding,

"we are always delighted with donations such as this because it means that there's a little bit less fundraising that we need to do ourselves and that means a little more resources are freed-up to deliver the vital service we provide"

Dave Webber

Dave joined Devon Freewheelers in Feb 2013, as a rider I am part of the team that keeps the charitys IT working as it should. I also bleed members for articles that we can post on the site. Ride safe everyone.