HAWKS Motor Cycle Club East London recently handed over a cheque to the value of R20000 to the club’s adopted charity, the DJ Sobey Old Age Home.
Roughly eight years ago, the bikers club took note of the desperate call for assistance, by the “powers-that-be” at their local community old age home, with the financial difficulties they were going through at the time.
They decided to have an annual fundraiser, and the Hawks MCC “Ekasi Dayjol” was born.
“ It was aimed at getting the support of the broader biking community of East London and surrounds – because we know that bikers shy away from helping those in need, said Hawks member Thomas Alexander.
“Every year, as our event grew, more and more of the non-biking community can also be seen at our dayjol, and we are so grateful for this.
“This gave birth to our involvement in the annual DJ Sobey Carols by Candlelight, a community and church-driven initiative, held in December each year, where we hand over our donation to the old age home leadership. They also depend on the community for the donation of non-perishables which gets delivered to the home after the event. They raised their targeted R10000 from the dayjol but had a surprise waiting too. “What makes this year’s donation worth mentioning, is that we mysteriously received donations from anonymous individuals which added up to an additional R10 0000.”
Hawks Motorcycle Club will have their first reunion party on Sunday at the Buffalo Flats Cricket Club. All former members, including the community, are invited to attend, the Reunion Party kicks off at 8pm into Christmas morning.
This is a campaign to raise much needed funds for their 2018 community projects. Thomas “Mr. Zoggs” Alexander will be spinning all your favourite festive hits to entertain supporters.
Hawks wishes the community of East London a merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.