Oakley Motorcycle Club has, since it’s inception in January 2005 strongly supported many charities over these years.
The main charities have been Keech Cottage Children’s Hospice at Luton, now re-named Keech Hospice Care for Adults and Children, and the East Anglian Air Ambulance which covers Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. More recently we have also chosen charities close to the hearts of some of our members, these being Brains Trust and Happy Days.
However, it was felt that by supporting a number of charities at the same time, we were spreading ourselves and the money far too thinly. Therefore we decided in 2011 that for the next twelve months, Oakley Motorcycle Club would support just a single charity.The agreed charity was the East Anglian Air Ambulance. That took us to March 2012 whereby after a fantastic year which resulted in Oakley Motorcycle Club raising a stunning total of £10,576.27, our membership went to the vote for a charity for 2012/2013 and with a massive 82% of the vote, chose to retain the EAAA as our designated charity for the forthcoming 12 month period. This means that at all our events and functions we will be championing their cause.
Membership has continued to vote for the EAAA and that will be our charity until the beginning of 2015
There are hundreds of local, national and international charities, all of whom are very worthwhile causes with many dear to the hearts of OMC members.
Although as a Club, we are only supporting a single charity, we will still encourage and assist should any OMC member wish to support another charity with a sponsored event.
The East Anglian Air Ambulance does not receive a single penny from the Government and is completely run by donations and other fund raising. Their motto being: