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Mass charity event supported by more than 120 bikers

Biker club hosts charity run for the less fortunate which was well supported.

The Syndicate West Rand Biker Club held a major charity event on May 26 that saw a turnout of over 120 bikers and six bakkies packed full of donations.

According to Pet Beyer, organiser of the event, this was not a regular blanket run that biker clubs usually host, but rather a collection of any unwanted items that could help the less fortunate. This includes items like blankets, clothes and food. All the items were donated to the Salvation Army, where the surplus will be sold by them to raise more funds.

Anthony Perold in the back of one of the bakkies loaded with donated items.

As the Krugersdorp News attended the event, bikers would meet up at a roadhouse in Monument and load all the items in bags onto the bakkies. Within the first 30 minutes, there were three bakkies full.

Pet Beyers with a van full of donated items.

“Last year, there were over 200 biker clubs involved, and this was the 21st year we are doing this. I used to be a member of the Salvation Army, and we do this to give back to the community because it does not cost anything to help others,” Pet added.

Peter Graaff load donated goods.

She said that after they met at the roadhouse, they took all the items to the Salvation Army, where they met up at a restaurant in Noordheuwel afterwards to conclude the successful day.

Adri Venter load donated items.

“It was a good turnout with great support. Everybody must have compassion and a love for the less fortunate,” Pet concluded.

Athol Muir and Mervyn Freeman socialise at the event.

 
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