Club helps a veteran brother with do­na­tion

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph News - Ai­den Boy­ham

The Rock­ing­ham Sub Branch of The Mil­i­tary Brother­hood Mil­i­tary Mo­tor­cy­cle Club made a spe­cial do­na­tion to a wor­thy veteran at the Rock­ing­ham RSL on June 30.

Veteran Wil­liam “Bill” Ross, 75, was the lucky re­cip­i­ent of a gen­er­ous gift from the MBMMC as it pre­sented him with a mo­bil­ity scooter.

Club pres­i­dent Hag­gis Milne do­nated the re­fur­bished sec­ond­hand mo­bil­ity to Mr Ross, who pre­vi­ously served in the Bri­tish Army and the Royal Aus­tralian Air­force.

Mr Milne said the MBMMC jumped on board to help Mr Ross af­ter he en­coun­tered some health is­sues a few months ago.

“He was ab­so­lutely over the moon,” Mr Milne said.

“We pur­chased a sec­ond-hand scooter and had it re­paired, so it looks brand new,” Mr Milne said.

“It’s got new paint pan­els and be­cause Bill is ex-air­borne, we put all the air­borne colours on it and his reg­i­ment badges — he’s proud as punch of it.”

The MBMMC is a tri ser­vice mil­i­tary mo­tor­cy­cle club fea­tur­ing serv­ing and ex-serv­ing Aus­tralian Defence Force and Com­mon­wealth Forces mem­bers, fam­i­lies, friends and sup­port rid­ers. An Aus­trali­aw­ide club, each sub branch is tied to a lo­cal RSL and aims to sup­port club mem­bers and their fam­i­lies through mate­ship, com­mit­ment and ca­ma­raderie. Mr Milne also thanked Mar­riner Smash Re­pairs for its do­na­tion of the re­fur­bish­ing of the body work.

Pic­ture: Face­book

Wil­liam ‘Bill’ Ross with the mo­bil­ity scooter, which was do­nated by the Rock­ing­ham sub-branch of The Mil­i­tary Brother­hood Mil­i­tary Mo­tor­cy­cle Club.

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