Bikers give back to local kids

2017-12-19 06:00
Children from less fortunate communities enjoyed their time with members of the motorbike club.

Children from less fortunate communities enjoyed their time with members of the motorbike club.

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It was a successful day for bikers from The Ottery Boyz MCC Club on Sunday when they took the streets for their annual Christmas convoy. More than 2000 children from disadvantage areas have benefited from the project including children from Lansdowne, Philippi, Ottery, Hanover Park, Parkwood and Wynberg.

Retired police captain Kieth Blake says friends and family members of the bikers who joined in on the fun, treated kids with various goodies while chanting Christmas carols. “It was our blessings to those less fortunate. We give God all the glory,” says Blake.

He says it is the club’s ninth round doing the annual event and they hope next year’s convoy will be even bigger.

“The club held a birthday bash a few months ago, and from these funds they spent thousands of Rands to buy toys and sweets. Businesses and other motorbike clubs, private individuals and organisations also donated,” he explains

“Breyani was served at Freedom Park and was donated by a widow of a biker that was killed a few years ago in a bike accident.”

Blake says the convoy consisting of bikes, private vehicles and police, left his home at 09:00 on the day.

“We served the less fortunate children with toys, food, sweets and some clothing at Bonnytoun informal settlement in Wynberg, Flamingo informal settlement in Lansdowne, Lansdowne Corner Mall in Hanover Park, Philippi farms, Williston informal settlement, Freedom Park informal settlement in Ottery and Parkwood,” he says.

“What a blessing it was to be able to give. We thank the sponsors for the big hearts and open hands but the glory goes to our God.”

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