The Gloster Meteors, is a Triumph Owner Motorcycle Club branch based in Gloucestershire. The club raised most of a £3,600 cheque that was donated to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity to help fund its lifesaving service.
Earlier this year, in January, the sum of £3,600, that The Gloster Meteors raised the bulk of, was presented to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s Gloucestershire fundraising executive, Erin Hughes, at the club’s AGM held at The Aviator, a pub based at Gloucestershire Airport in Cheltenham.
The donation for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity was made following a year of fundraising by Gloster Meteors. The group’s camping weekend saw members invited to take part in a ‘Friday Night’ quiz where teams paid a fee to enter and play. The following evening a band performed, a BBQ feast was had by all and a mega raffle was drawn which boosted an additional £550 to the group’s donation.
Deb Leaverland, a Gloster Meteors’ member, holds an annual charity lunch in memory of her daughter who died suddenly from an epileptic fit in 2005, aged 24. In 2019, the lunch was hosted by Deb's yoga class students, who really put in a true team effort. £500 was raised for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity and Erin gave an informative talk about how the charity operates.
Erin Hughes, Gloucestershire fundraising executive for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, says: “It’s thanks to the kind donations of dedicated local community groups in Gloucestershire, like the Gloster Meteors, that we are able to continue funding our vitally important lifesaving service. Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is very grateful for all donations received, no matter how big or small.”
To find out more how you can get involved in fundraising for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity in the Gloucestershire area, please contact Erin Hughes via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.