Motorcycle lovers will gather in Leicestershire on 17 August to raise funds for the Air Ambulance Service, the Leicester Mercury reports.
The Rescue Ride In, as the event is called, will head off from many starting points, among them the Hinckley headquarters of Triumph Motorcycles. Hundreds of bikers are expected to take part, travelling to join the fun at the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling.
One of the participants will be Helena Glasser, who was saved by the Air Ambulance Service after a collision three years ago close to Melton. Earlier in 2014, Helena and her husband Carl visited the service base at Coventry Airport to meet with the team and see the helicopter.
Helena says that she felt the need to meet the people who had saved her life and to express her gratitude for everything they did for her that day, as well as for other people involved in accidents.
The charity is very close to Helena’s heart and she says that nobody knows when they might need the lifesaving service.
People rely on the service, but the air ambulance also counts on people for the vital funds necessary to keep the service in operation and ensure that it continues to save lives, she said.
Helena is urging motorcyclists to sign up and join the fundraising event.
Last year’s Rescue Ride In was a huge success, commented Tracy Grunwell, head of fundraising at the Air Ambulance Service. Seeing hundreds of bikers riding into Brackley was a memorable sight and it was great to have so many attendees willing to support the organisation and raise both awareness and vital funds, Grunwell added.
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