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Bike show raises over £1000 for local children’s hospice

20 September 2023 chsw

David Ball and the Christian Motorcycle Association held a fantastic bike show on the church grounds in Lawrence Weston and raised an amazing £1,038 for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW). Supporters from the local community came to see the wonderful array of bikes, trikes and off-roaders that fled from far and wide, some travelling from Swindon especially for the gathering. For the first event in the Lawrence Weston community, it was a resounding success.


Childrens Hospice South West rely on voluntary donations to continue to care for local children with life-limiting conditions and their families. As well as providing emergency and end of life care, they also provide precious respite for the whole family and a sibling service for brothers and sisters, which is a lifeline for so many.   


Amanda Leonard, Area Fundraiser for CHSW said: “What a great first event for the Lawrence Weston Bike show.  Thank you to the Christian Motorcycle Association, Nailsea International Bike show, St Peters Church in Lawrence Weston, and local DJ Steve Kellaway who gave up his time for free.” 


“The funds raised will go a very long way to providing help for local families and support them in their most difficult and challenging times in the South West region. This fun event also helped to raise awareness within the Lawrence Weston area of CHSW and the work it does. We hope this is the start of an annual event for the wonderful CMA in where they can support worthy causes again.” 



David Ball said: “Myself and my wife have supported Childrens Hospice South West for many years, we wanted to support a charity close to our hearts. With me being a keen biker, belonging to the Christian Motorcycle Association, have links with the Nailsea International Bike show and I have taken part in the famous Santa on a bike event,  Children’s Hospice South West seemed the perfect choice of charity to support. This was our first bike show event in Lawrence Weston and we were thrilled to see a great turn out from the local community, we even had bikers from Thames Valley.”