The Ulysses Club Canterbury Branch members came to town in Darfield on the 10th of July to present a very generous donation of $5950.00 to Malvern St John. The Canterbury Ulysses Club has a proud tradition of fundraising for St John for the last 29 years and has enabled the purchase of many valuable ambulance and training items. The Club is formed of people who have an enduring passion for motorcycle travel and the only criteria to join is to be over 40 years of age, have a motorbike to ride and the ability to have great fun on their runs. (http://www.ulysses.org.nz/canterbury/#)
This year’s fundraiser was their annual Anzac Day fun ride to Akaroa, supported by two of Darfields cadets and two Darfield Ambulance Officers. It was an amazing day for participants and supporters alike.
The visit to Malvern St John to present the cheque gave the St John members an opportunity to meet the benefactors and to share some social time. The 23 club members were shown around the Ambulance Station and the vehicles and some very keen members offered their services as patients for the Cadets to practice on for their upcoming competitions.
Malvern St John is very grateful and would like to thank the Canterbury Ulysses club for this generous donation which will enable the purchase of equipment for both Darfield and Arthur’s Pass ambulances. As with most organisations in Malvern, we are richer for the generous support of the community.
Source: Press release 19 July 2017 – Malvern St John
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