Charity motorcycle run

The West Midlands is revving up and getting ready for the very first Charity Motorcycle Run. On Sunday 2nd September, bikers from all over the country will be leaving Bridgnorth Fire Station and heading for Birmingham.

The ride starts at Bridgnorth Fire Station with registration from 10am and bikers leaving at 11am. The ride takes bikers through the beautiful South Shropshire countryside and onto the Clee Hill, there the riders head for Bromsgrove taking the biker friendly routes around the south of Birmingham to finally arrive at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.

Emma Evans, Regional Fundraiser for the Fire Fighters Charity said “This is going to be an amazing day for all attending, all money raised will go to The Fire Fighters Charity who are the UK leaders in providing services that enhance the quality of life for serving and retired fire service personnel and their families. On the day various groups will be supporting the event and the Shropshire branch of IAM will be showing their support and will be offering advice on safer riding”.

Our mission is to place beneficiaries at the heart of everything we do, ensuring that the fire and rescue community can rely on The Fire Fighters Charity as its primary point of contact for advice and support. We aim to provide practical assistance and solutions to make a real difference to the lives of members of the fire service community.

Our Beneficiary Support Service offers a free confidential and impartial helpline for the fire and rescue community - providing advice and support on a broad range of issues - as well as having a nationwide network of professional staff and trained volunteers.

Our three centres in Devon, Cumbria and West Sussex offer rehabilitation programmes to serving and retired members of the fire and rescue community, as well as recuperation breaks that provide the chance to relax in peaceful and tranquil surroundings, which can aid emotional recovery following illness, injury, or bereavement.

It costs £9m every year to keep the charity running, and with no government funding, we are completely reliant upon donations from the general public and the fire and rescue community. In order for us to improve our services year on year, it is vital for us to have a reliable source of income that we can depend on.

For further information please Contact Emma Evans, Regional Fundraiser on 07766 901823 or email Alternatively, visit

10th July, 2012