Wolfruna Harley-Davidson Owners Group (HOG) chapter members have been supporting local charities by raising money running cake stalls at local Stratstone dealer events and raffling off a number of Harley merchandise including a helmet and other items. And finally organising a charity ride to Gloucester Docks. The fundraising was in aid of a past officer, Tona Burley who sadly passed away last year. Also chapter members, Chris and Rose Wright who lost both of their sons to tragic illnesses.
The money raised was presented to the charities by 25 of the chapter members that rode out to personally deliver the cheques. The first cheque for £500 was handed to local charity Compton Hospice at the request of Chris and Rose Wright in memory of their late sons. The Compton Hospice has been caring and supporting patients with incurable illnesses and their families from Wolverhampton and surrounding areas for 35 years.
The second cheque for £500 was donated to the Oxygen and MS Therapy Centre in Wolverhampton in remembrance of Tona Burley a past officer of the Wolfruna HOG chapter who sadly passed away last year. Since Tona's passing the chapter has organised an annual Tona Burley memorial ride to remember Tona and to keep his name and spirit going within the chapter.
The 25 chapter members who took part in the two presentations had a most rewarding day and were overwhelmed with the reception they received from the teams at both Compton Hospice and the Oxygen Centre.
Further events and fundraising activities are planned for the year as we hope to continue to support these worthy causes. Thanks to everybody that contributed with the cake sales, raffles and supported the events.