Poetry inspired by Devon Freewheelers. Written by our very own Les May - Co-ordinator for the South Devon Area.
Dan at 4am... Father to Father, the knowing look.
And there he stood, alone, wrapped in barbed wire thought.
The driving rain a marriage of convenience with his tears.
Each and every image a scenario that sought
to drag him down and wrench upon the memories of my years
And in his eyes I saw that anguished stare, such a deep reflection of my own.
His pain was mine, his hope I cherished in my aching heart.
What goes around will come around and here am I. This chance has shown
me that at last, to thank my faceless rider, I can play my part.
"That's for my son mate, please" ...words reverberating through the roads of time.
And carrying that hope wrapped in a plastic bag, the bike has wings.
Loaded memories through my visor race, of hope and love and life sublime.
I, in haste pass on my precious load praying for the happy resolution that it brings.
It should be called FUNraising
more poetry from our resident loriet
Don’t try this at home!
Right…………… projector, laptop, endless miles of connecting cables, Blood Boxes etc etc. – all there. Strap it onto the bike - cram it, sardine like into the panniers and we’re ready to go. Heading for The Palace Hotel, Paignton, for the first of today’s three presentations.
It was a great start to 2014 for emergency couriers Devon Freewheelers when they were named Charity of the Year by Otter Nurseries.
The popular garden centre near Ottery St Mary has pledged to help the charity raise enough money for a brand new bike, enabling it to provide an even more efficient voluntary service to the NHS, transporting blood and other medical supplies across Devon.
Tanya and I were collecting last week - "it's only 4p" I said as it dropped into the bucket. "4p is 4p" said Tanya, which started me thinking about a little ode to Tanya, entitled............
James, Simon and I went down to The Chelsea Building Society for our ‘promotion day’ on 31st October. As part of their Charity Choices fortnight, the society enabled us to spend the day persuading people to vote for DFW in a ballot which would enable Chelsea to donate £500, £300 and £200 respectively to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd charity choices.
Early this year I gave a presentation to Honiton Young Farmers, who adopted us as one of their two chosen charities for the year. On the 27th I attended a dinner and gave a brief talk about our work to around one hundred guests.
As a result of my talk to the Rotary Club of Babbacombe and St. Marychurch in July I was invited down to Torquay Golf Club to receive a cheque to the value of £1,500.