Glasgow biking club vroom into action for a charity first
A group of motorcyclists with a love of the open road organised their first ever charity event, raising over £600 for Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus (SBH) Scotland.
Facebook group, the Glasgow Slow Riderz, organised a special scavenger hunt where members were all invited to make a small donation to search for the charity’s cuddly mascot toys, Spiney the Diney. The mascots had been carefully placed in businesses around the west of Scotland ready to be found by their eagle-eyed members! 21 bikers turned out to follow the route setting out from Great Western Retail Park and stopping in Helensburgh, Rest n Be Thankful, Inveraray, The Green Welly and The Drovers Inn.
Steven Morton (pictured in red), an admin of the Glasgow Slow Riderz said, “I first heard about all the great work that SBH Scotland do two and a half years ago and I’m delighted that this great group have been able to raise funds and awareness for them. This was definitely not like our average bike run but we had a great day, made better knowing that doing something we love will help support local children and families supported by the charity.”
With clinical and support workers based across the country, SBH Scotland have, for over 55 years, provided a support and information to anyone affected by the rare, complex disabilities of spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus. They offer a range of services across Scotland including 1-2-1 support in home, hospital and nurseries/schools, a helpline, health and wellness clinics and support groups and outings.
Deborah Roe, Director of Fundraising at SBH Scotland said; “We’re incredibly grateful to the Glasgow Slow Riderz for coming out and showing their support for our charity. The toys which were being sought on the day hold a special meaning for our families. They are the first gift we take for our families in hospital when babies are born and they mark the beginning of a lifetime commitment of dedicated support starting with the special Spiney the Diney Children’s Club. By searching for the toys and raising money this amazing group of bikers are helping us continue this vital support to all those affected by these lifelong disabilities. Thank you so much to everyone who took part and donated.”
If you’d like to find out more about the range of support services offered by SBH Scotland or you’d like to organise your own fundraiser please visit www.sbhscotland.org.uk or contact our fundraising team