Bik­ers ride to help home­less peo­ple

Southern Telegraph - - News - Hay­ley God­dard

About 100 mo­tor­cy­cle en­thu­si­asts are ex­pected to de­scend on Rock­ing­ham on Sun­day, Novem­ber 8, as part of a char­ity run to raise aware­ness and money for in­ci­den­tal costs as­so­ci­ated with be­ing home­less.

Bik­ers Bonded By Steel vi­cepres­i­dent Rob Fer­nan­des said the group wanted to help those ex­pe­ri­enc­ing financial hard­ship be­cause its mem­bers had all dealt with it at some level in their lives.

Former BBBS mem­ber “Webby”, who asked only for his nick­name to be printed, said he was moved to want to help af­ter at­tend­ing a bar­be­cue at Rock­ing­ham Fore­shore for the home­less.

“It re­ally hit home that fam­i­lies are sleep­ing in their cars,” he said.

“I have been on the streets and know what the ups and downs feel like.

“I want to help those in that sit­u­a­tion as much as pos­si­ble and sug­gested a char­ity run to the group.”

Mr Fer­nan­des said the mem­bers were all firm be­liev­ers in the no­tion that char­ity started at home.

“We want to make a noise be­cause we need to be wor­ry­ing about peo­ple in our own back­yard more than those in other parts of the world,” he said.

Set­ting off from the Nar­ro­gin Inn, the char­ity run will stop at Fre­man­tle E-Shed be­fore head­ing to Rock­ing­ham Fore­shore for a late bar­be­cue lunch.

Along the way, there will be raf­fles drawn and a sausage siz­zle for a do­na­tion.

Home­less ad­vo­cate Owen Farmer wel­comed the gen­eros­ity of BBBS, la­belling it the first time any so­cial or­gan­i­sa­tion had wanted to do some­thing at this level.

He said the money raised would go into a bank ac­count for home­less peo­ple and would be used to pay for bills such as some­one’s car reg­is­tra­tion to help them get to and from work or job in­ter­views.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the Bik­ers Bonded By Steel Face­book page.

Pic­ture: Hay­ley God­dard

Bik­ers Bonded By Steel mem­bers Julie Ma­clen­nan and vice-pres­i­dent Rob Fer­nan­des with Sharon Tregear, “Webby” and Owen Farmer, aim to raise money for those liv­ing on the streets of Rock­ing­ham in a char­ity bike run on Novem­ber 8.

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