BIKERS SPREAD THE LOVE
Despite the artic conditions on Sunday 24th March, motorcycle riders from across four counties and the local community came together to raise money for disabled children in Peterborough. .
Iron Horse Ranch House, formally Harley’s Diner in Market Gate, Market Deeping, organised the third ever popular Harley Daze event in aid of Family Voice, Peterborough.
Harley Daze started back in 2011 when the local Rutland Chapter were seeking a place to socialise after their well-known Easter Egg Run to Peterborough City Hospital, over the years the event has got bigger and raised approx. £2000 for charity.
Organiser Richard Swinscoe said: “Harley Daze is a fun way of bringing the local Deepings community together with motorcyclists from across the East Midlands to raise money for charity”.
The previous year’s events helped raise money for Afghan Heroes however this year we decided to keep it local supporting Family Voice, Peterborough.
Family Voice, Peterborough is a small local charity that actively seeks to improve services in all areas of the lives of children and young people with disabilities or additional needs.
Despite snow warnings volunteers from across the local and biker communities were determined that the ‘Show would go on’ and frantically cleared snow and put up temporary cover to ensure that Harley Daze III would go ahead so that the children would not miss out. This true English grit paid off 150 guests including 2 crazy bikers throughout the day attended helping to raise £312.00 for Family Voice, Peterborough although donations are still coming in.
As guests enjoyed entertainment from bands Half Time Radio, Quinn, AVB Band and The Liquor and Poker Blues Band, American beer was flowing and the smell of Hog Roast and freshly baked cookies wafted through the air.
Richard Swinscoe said ‘Iron Horse Ranch House would like to take this opportunity to thank the bands and traders which included The Cookie Box, Deeping Fudge, Kustom Graphic and Pinstripe Magazine, Peterborough MAG and Pinchbeck Pig Roast for attending the event and helping to make it enjoyable for everyone’
‘We would also like to thank the guests that attended wrapped up in layers of winter clothing, we are proud to be associated with a community that pulls together in the face of adversity to raise money for charity”.
‘We would also like to thank everyone that donated raffle prizes including the Showcase Cinema, Peterborough who provided us with posters to auction off after the event to raise even more funds for the charity’
During the event children from Family Voice, Peterborough received Easter eggs from the big give away of Easter eggs donated by the local and biker community. The remainder of the eggs were taken back to Family Voice, Peterborough Headquarters to be distributed to other children’s charities in Peterborough that they support.
Iron Horse Ranch House, formally Harley’s Diner was founded in 2012 by Richard and his Daughter Verity and is an American-style restaurant. This event has been held as part of future expansion plans with a vision to bring the biker, car and local communities together to put Market Deeping on the Map.
For more information on this expansion as well as more pictures from Harley Daze III visit www.ironhorseranchhouse.co.uk
LATEST NEWS: Cheque Presentation @ Bike Night 25/4/2013
The presentation of a cheque for £340 to Family Voice Peterborough took place on Thursday 25th April 2013 at Bike Night.
Proprietor of Iron Horse Ranch House, Richard Swinscoe said ‘We thought it was appropriate to present the cheque to representatives from Family Voice Peterborough at Bike Night as it was hard working Bikers from our recent Harley Daze III event that helped to raise the money for the charity. We ensured that representatives from the Bike Community and the band The Liquor and Poker Blues Band were present to help us hand over the cheque. We are really proud of all the work we do for charity and are happy to know that the money raised will go to a Halloween Party for the children and their families that Family Voice Peterborough Support’.
After the cheque presentation the bikes celebrated their good deed with sounds from Zakk Zoot Music with good food. This was the first LIVE MUSIC Bike Night at Iron Horse Ranch House. Launching a exisitng legacy for both Bike Night and a partnership with Family Voice Peterborough.