Charity Work


John and Michael have always supported charities and good causes and are fully appreciative of how lucky we are to be able to have good health and to be able to enjoy the open roads and the freedom of riding our motorcycles.

For those a lot younger and/or for those whom, through accident, injury or illness have become a lot less fortunate than ourselves, we encourage everyone to lend their support in enhancing their lives and experiences.

Over the years, altogether, be it through our local VMCC section, working together as a joint team, or by independent support and also through “John’s Motorcycle News”  John and Michael have been privileged and honored to be able to play an important role in helping many charitable organisations and worthwhile causes, some of which are listed below:-

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
Alzheimer’s Society
Brighter Future Workshops
BBC Children in Need
Claire House Hospice
Classrooms in the Clouds
Diabetes UK
Disasters Emergency Committee
Donna Louise Children’s Hospice
Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice
Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital
Help for Heroes
Joey Dunlop Foundation
Leyland Commercial Vehicle Museum
Leicestershire, Derbyshire & Rutland Air Ambulance
Macmillan Cancer Support
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
National Association of Blood Bikes
North West Blood Bikes (Lancs & Lakes)
North West Air Ambulance
Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary School
Rainbow’s Children’s Hospice
Rob Vine Fund
Royal National Lifeboat Institution
Riley Clay’s Support Fund
St. Catherine’s Hospice
St Joseph’s Hospice (Jospice)
The Joan Seeley Pain Relief Memorial Trust
TT Riders Association
York Railway Museum
Victoria Care Home
353 Trust
Queens Court Hospice

Rudge Charity Ride – “The Long Way Up”

Rudge Charity Ride – “The Long Way Up”
Well done Charlie & Zac for your achievement riding from Lands End to John O'Groats and for your Charity fund raising (check out the end of this article for the...

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JMN’s 2016 Fund Raising at Mallory Park – Sponsor List

JMN’s 2016 Fund Raising at Mallory Park – Sponsor List
John & Michael would like to say a great big “THANK YOU” The following businesses and the important people within those businesses have helped us, to help other worthwhile causes,...

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353 Trust

353 Trust
(353 is not a number………) On 9th February 2011, Private Conrad Lewis became the 353rd British Soldier to be killed in Afghanistan. His parents, Tony and Sandy Lewis (friends of...

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Brighter Future Workshop

Brighter Future Workshop
Supporting the Disabled through Brighter Future Workshop. As supporters of many good causes, in April 2014 John and Michael organised a ride out to the Brighter Future Workshop in Skelmersdale,...

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Joan Seeley Pain Relief Memorial Trust

Joan Seeley Pain Relief Memorial Trust
The Joan Seeley Pain Relief Memorial Trust (JSPRMT) Charity No.278697 There may be website visitors reading this who are not particularly familiar with the JSPRMT, however it is undoubtedly an...

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Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support
With first hand knowledge of the valuable support provided by Macmillan nursing care, John and I have been supporters of Macmillan Cancer Support for many years now,we have helped and...

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Rainbows Fundraising

Rainbows Fundraising
The Generosity of Motorcyclists – Fundraising at Mallory for Rainbows Hospice With all of the bad news stories that seem to be highlighted nowadays, it is wonderful to be able...

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Royal National Lifeboats

Royal National Lifeboats
Royal National Lifeboats Fund Raising in the IOM When John and I accepted the invitation to visited the IOM in May 2015 to join our VMCC friends and colleagues for...

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St Joseph’s & Microlight

St Joseph’s & Microlight
Motorcycles & Microlights - Fund Raising for St Josephs Hospice In liaison with Pat Murphy of St Josephs and with the cooperation of the local Microlight Flying Club (West Lancashire...

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The Bike Experience

The Bike Experience
The Bike Experience (Talan Skeels-Piggins) John and I first met Talan whilst we were helping Colin Seeley fund raising for Rainbows Hospice. Talan was giving an absolutely tremendous inspirational talk...

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Our Lady of Lourdes

Our Lady of Lourdes
Our Lady of Lourdes School Visit In May 2014 Paula Almond contacted me with a rather unusual request. As part of the children’s educational program with regard to the Centenary...

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Waterloo Vintage Fair

Waterloo Vintage Fair
Waterloo Vintage Fair - Fund Raising for St Josephs Hospice I have long been a supporter of our local Jospice (St Josephs Hospice) in Thornton, indeed many years ago, after...

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