Rugby bikers do their bit for poor and homeless people

The group hands over the donation
The group hands over the donation

A motorcycle group has steered in the right direction to help less fortunate people in Rugby.

Rugby Independent Bikers held a Donation Day for their members to give clothing, food and toiletries.

The goods have been given to Hope4 and Rugby Foodbank.

RIB member Barry Mace said: “We organise and participate in numerous charitable events throughout the year, but during the winter months we tend not to do too much.

“One of our new members to the group suggested that we help a local charity for the homeless and proposed Hope4.”

RIB received more than 20 boxes and bags of food, clothing toiletries and sleeping bags from their members, surpassing their expectations, so much so that one member offered to store everything until handover day.

Pete Wayman, Hope4 support worker, said: “Without the help of local groups such as RIB we would find it hard to make ends meet.”

RIB has also raised more than £900 for the Warwickshire & Solihull Blood Bikers and Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.

The group organise ride-outs and other charitable events such as an Easter Egg run to a children’s hospice in Northamptonshire and also participate in Christmas toy runs. Members from the group were also involved in the first Rugby Bike Fest, which attracted more than 1000 motorcyclists to the town during May and are currently organising the 2015 Rugby Bike Fest, which is being held on Sunday, May 17.

To find out more, search for R I B (Rugby Independent Bikers) on Facebook.