Richard is also a support worker for the Royal British Legion Birmingham who are one of Birmingham Central Foodbank’s referral agencies and have referred ex-servicemen in need of emergency food.
Ian Brannon, (Director of Birmingham UK Harley Owners Group Chapter) said the group are hoping to support Birmingham Central Foodbank further.
“We are fortunate in many ways for the things we have and thought it was a good opportunity to give back to the community,” he said.
Birmingham Central Foodbank manager, Patricia Hoskins sums up the exciting day: “We got so excited when we heard a loud rumble of bikes approaching it was so exhilarating.
“Even though in some ways we may be worlds apart, today we all came together under one cause ‘to help feed our hungry neighbours’.
“Since the start of the welfare reform on April 1 we have seen demands double and we are the busiest we’ve ever been since opening our doors in October 2011.
In the past year our foodbank has provided emergency food for over ‘3,700 adults and children. We are so grateful to the Birmingham Harley Owners Group for the food donation, the team had such an amazing morning with them – it totally rocked”.
They had originally asked Birmingham H.O.G. Chapter is we could loan them 3 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles for a Photo Shoot, they didn’t know of course that Birmingham H.O.G. Chapter that well.. instead of 3 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles they got 30 gleaming Harley-Davidson Motorcycles on a Saturday morning.
This was a great opportunity for the Birmingham H.O.G. Chapter to perform more charity work, not only supporting the CanCervive Riders with the Harley-Davidson Motorcycles for the Photo Shoot, but in also supporting the three riders with donations from the Chapter and many individuals.
We even managed to make one of the volunteers Birthday extra special with a ride on a new Harley-Davidson Motorcycle.