Each year the club supports one main charity and at least one small, local charity.
For 2018 the main charity is the St Michael's Hospice and we also chose two small, local charities to support:
Herefordshire Heartstart - who teach emergency life support skills
Sapphire Trust - pet rehoming, matching pets to owners and owners to pets
In 2017 the total for Macmillan Cancer Support was £1057.60
For 2017, the proceeds from the Christmas raffle (£80) went to the MS Therapy Centre, Hereford. At the AGM we added a further £420 bringing the total to £500 for the year.
In 2016 the total amount raised for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity was £1,044.77
In 2014 it became evident that three major charitable causes were at the top of members' requests. Consequently, these charities will be supported in rotation. The charities are:
MacMillan Cancer Support; St Michael's Hospice; Wales or Midlands Air Ambulance
(the two air ambulance services between them provide cover for the areas we most commonly ride).
To ensure small, local charities also benefit from the club's fund raising efforts, it was decided to devote the proceeds of the raffle held at the Christmas/Awards night each year to the small, local charity chosen by most members (shown on their subscription application form). Recipients can be chosen once only in a five-year period.