Thames Valley Motorcycle Lodge No.9885

2017-06 June 17th Starlights, Henley

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Sat 17th June, Upper Thames Motor Yacht Club, Mill Island Sonning RG4 6TW.
I take my bike and ride into the club at a set time around 11am and the kids stand by and enjoy me pass by .Then I park up and let them sit on the bike for photos also mums and dads (see attached). I would like 4 or 5 extra bikes with me this time as the kids really enjoy the site and sounds of motorbikes. Any volunteers will be able to stay for BBQ lunch and a boat trip as well. A small donation to starlight would be welcome Please let me know if you are willing to help by email or phone, thanks.
Details of starlight.
Starlight grants wishes for children with life threatening and life limiting conditions but they also organise “Fun Days” for all family members and this is where we come in. We have entertainment during the day, a BBQ lunch, and boat trips in the afternoon and tea on their return after which we have both exhausted children and members.
It is the parents responsibility to look after their children during the visit so please don’t be concerned that you have to undertake this responsibility. Remember some of them may be seriously ill but you would never know – it’s important to treat them as normal children. This is a fun day out for all members of the family which is probably a rare event due to parents having to spend a lot of time with their sick child.
I will require some help with this event please but will let you know further details nearer the time. I believe the catering team is organised but there are still lots of other less onerous jobs to do.
We ask members to offer their boats for the trips, lasting approximately 1 hour.
Thank you all in advance for your ongoing support for without you this event would not happen.

Richard Orton

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