The proceeds from our 2nd classic Japanese bike show (October 2010) have been donated to the Christchurch branch of the St John’s Ambulance. The accompanying photo shows group members handing over a cheque for $2000 to representatives of the local ambulance service on Sunday 23rd January 2011.
The CJMG is a non-profit group that organises the shows to provide a forum for members and the general public to exhibit their early Japanese bikes. The 2010 show featured beautifully restored machines from the pre-1985 era and was well patronised by the bike riding public of Canterbury, who came to reminisce about the halcyon days of motorcycling. The entry fee paid by visitors allows the CJMG to cover the costs of producing the show and all remaining funds are earmarked for distribution to worthy charities.
The St John’s Ambulance service was unanimously chosen by members of the CJMG to receive this year’s funds. We have the greatest respect for these highly trained men and women who often provide their skills on a voluntary basis. As bikers, we are well aware that things (and lives) can change in a moment and we are proud to support this wonderful group of professionals. It is reassuring to know that, if needed, St John’s have the resources and ability to quickly attend accidents and offer specialised assistance. The CJMG is proud to be able to help them through this donation – to read the official article please click here.
To date, the CJMG has distributed $4500 in funds to two different Christchurch based groups. It is our hope that future shows will continue to be well attended so that we can continue to support such worthwhile organizations as St John’s Ambulance.