Bikers raise hundreds for air ambulance

Castleford and District British Motorbike Club raised money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Christopher Batty from the Air Ambulance.
Castleford and District British Motorbike Club raised money for Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Christopher Batty from the Air Ambulance.
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Motorcyclists in Castleford have clubbed together to raise hundreds of pounds for charity.

Members of Castleford and District British Motorcycle Club have raised £300 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance over the last year.

The club, which meets once a month, chose the Air Ambulance as its charity of the year.

Yvonne Wood, committee member of the club, said: “We have been holding raffles all year and the majority of it has come from them.

“We have also had collection tins on the bar in the pub where we meet and we added it all up.”

Members handed the money to the charity at their monthly meeting last month.

Previous donations have included money being raised for Pontefract’s Prince of Wales Hospice, MacMillan Cancer Support and for the children’s ward at St James Hospital in Leeds.

Mrs Wood, 60, said: “Back in the heyday we had around 200 members but we still have regular meetings and trips.

“We went out into the Dales last weekend on the annual Eric Rhodes trip.

“He was one of our founder members and used to love riding up there.”