Scooter club hands over £3,000 to good causes

SCOOTER enthusiasts have handed over donations to three charities from a fund raising rally in the summer.

More than 150 scooter riders attended the event organised by Yate and Sodbury Scooter Club, which founded by Andy Davis and his brother-in-law Kevin Milford.

Andy said the three day event, at Chipping Sodbury Rugby Club, had been a great success and raised more than £4,700.

At a presentation in September at The Brimsham, the club presented cheques of £1,000 each to three local charities: Insulinoma Cancer Support, Western Air Ambulance and Kidney Support & Research. The rest of the money will go into the club’s charity fund, to be distributed later.

Andy said: “This was thanks to all the hard work put in by members of the Yate & Sodbury Scooter Club holding our annual charity weekend scooter rally.

“The club has now donated £10,000 to local charities since starting our charity events.”

The rally included a ride out in convoy by dozens of scooterists through Chipping Sodbury.

Their next fund raiser is a Ska/Soul night at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall on October 7, which is almost sold out.

Andy said the group hopes to add to its charity fund from this event, which includes raffling donated prizes.

Next year’s weekend charity scooter rally is confirmed for June 14 to 16, at Chipping Sodbury Rugby Club, and preparations are already under way.

Andy said: “We have already secured two headliner bands with The Corsairs for Friday night, and A Band Called Malice playing Saturday night, along with some great support bands.”

Ticket information will be released soon – more details at the club can be found on its Facebook page.