BFoMC are pleased to announce 3 new charities for 2012. Our main charity remains the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance. We have supported the WNAA since the start of the festival and feel it is still a worthy and highly relevant charity for motorcyclists. For 2012 we are adopting a "keep it local" approach to our other charitiers and we happy to announce that we will be supporting the Brackley Food Bank, Katharine House Hospice & Road Racing Legends.
WNAA attend, on average, four missions every single day, from road traffic collisions to house fires; fallen horse riders to industrial accidents. WNAA regularly attends any incident that is life-threatening, where access by land is limited, or where the patient's quality of life would be affected by undue delay. Our philosophy is to attend any situation where the patient will benefit. We have the fastest and most technologically advanced civilian helicopter available taking our highly trained medical team to the scene of any incident within minutes, giving our patients the best possible chance of recovery. We cover a geographical area that stretches the length of the M1 and across the M6 and M40. From the Warwickshire countryside to urban Milton Keynes and beyond, we protect our communities from the sky. More information on WNAA can be found here.
Brackley Food Bank aims to provide 3 days supply of food to individuals or families who have to face a sudden crisis in their llves. All it takes is a low income and an unexpected event - bereavement, relationship breakdown, illness, redundancy, an unexpected bill to throw people into genuine crisis. By supporting this organisation we hope to give something back to our town and those in need. Brackley Food Bank Facebook Page can be found here.
Katharine House Hospice supports people with life-threatening illnesses whose disease is not responsive to curative treatment. The aim is to maintain quality of life and for patients to remain in their own homes where this is possible or requested. Services offered include in patient, day hospice, community care at home, home night nursing, support for patients at the Horton General hospital, out-patients, lymphoedema treatment and bereavement support. For more information visit the website here.
Since early 2005, Road Racing Legends have raised and donated funds to various charities through Fund Raising Events & Corporate Sponsoring. These include Hope House, The Rob Vine Fund, Helicopter Fund (Isle of Man), Helicopter Fund (Powys), The Richie Appeal, Autism Treatment Centre,TTRA (TT Riders Association), Robert Dunlop Memorial Fund, North West Air Ambulance, British Heart Foundation UK, The Kenyan School Project (Shropshire), Nick Crow Driver Side Car 2009 TT, Mark Cox Passenger Side Car 2009 TT, Cruise Bereavement Care (Shropshire) David Jefferies Memorial Fund and John McBride Support Fund (Isle of Man) to name but a few. Our aims are to provide those who are less fortunate with the means to live better and fuller lives.
In previous years we have supported Clic Sargent, Autism Concern and NABD.