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REVVING UP CARE: The members of the Midway Motorcycle Club handed over a cheque for R2000 to the Squires family last Thursday evening to assist in their son Blake Squires’s medical expenses. Picture: ROB KNOWLES
REVVING UP CARE: The members of the Midway Motorcycle Club handed over a cheque for R2000 to the Squires family last Thursday evening to assist in their son Blake Squires’s medical expenses. Picture: ROB KNOWLES

KNOWN for loud revving, wheelies and doughnuts, it is easy to ignore the charitable works carried out by motorcyclists the world over, and particularly those local bikers who gave food and a cheque at two handovers at the Midway Motorcycle Club last Thursday evening. “We felt we would like to donate something toward two charities,” president of Midway Motorcycle Club Charl Waters said.

Waters explained that Pick n Pay at the Heritage Mall had donated a prize for the recent Sunshine Rally.

The prize of a food hamper, worth R2000, was raffled and won by The Boksburg Bikers Club who paid R2000 and immediately returned the hamper to Midway. “Typically, we ended up with a food hamper and the bidding price of R2000,” Waters said. “So, we decided to donate the food to Loaves and Fishes, as they can then distribute to needy families in the area. And the R2 000 we gave towards the treatment of Blake Squires.”

Squires was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer and is receiving extensive chemotherapy and radiation treatment, as the cancer has metastasised to other parts of his body, and an aggressive regime is required. “People think that bikers just make a lot of noise and trouble, but bikers are caring and do a lot of work for charity,” said Waters. “And the Boksburg club should be thanked for making all this possible.”

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