Despite a few light showers it was a good day for the presentation. There were 6 Buells and Jane's Moto Guzzi in our small group.
Steve and the team at Black Bear provided food and drink before we set off for Papworth Hospital - thanks guys.
We'd like to thank fellow 'Challengers', Paul, Julian, Colin and Kev for making the effort to be there - it felt like we'd completed the final part of the UKBEG Buell Challenge being able to hand over the cheques at Papworth Hospital.
We'd also like to thank Mark and Sarah (Em's sister) for being there, and Richie who came down from Peterborough with his son.
We met Charles and Helen, Papworth's Cystic Fibrosis consultants, and they were over the moon with the amount that UKBEG had raised so far this year. Part of £7,113.51 will be used to fund research into CF and the rest will buy much needed equipment for the CF wards.
As an added bonus, Papworth Hospital will be able to claim an extra 28% in Gift Aid on most of the donations made on the sponsorship forms. This will raise a further £1,000 to £1,500.
Still to come of course is UKBEG's main event, Em's Day on Saturday 18th July, which will raise additional money for the CF unit.
Jane and I still can't believe what UKBEG has achieved so far with this years fund raising for Em's Charity. It now looks as though the total for 2009 will be in the region of £10,000
We would like to thank each and everyone of you who has contributed to this magnificent effort.
I only took 3 pictures with my own camera - Helen Daniel, Papworth's Fundraising Manager, took the actual presentation pictures and will e-mail them to me in due course.
Chris & Jane Jessop
Founders of UKBEG April 1998www.ukbuellgroup.co.uk