Last month saw the second annual Aberdeen Karoo Charity Bike Run, when a group of motorcycle enthusiasts from as far afield as Gauteng and Cape Town converged on Aberdeen. Unlike many groups of bikers who spend most of their time performing stunts and showing off their bikes, this group of men and women come to the peaceful town of Aberdeen to enjoy the tranquillity of the Karoo.
Goods to the value of over R16 000 were handed over to Aalwynhof Old Age Home on the Saturday morning, including toiletries, skincare products, fruit and vegetables. The Home is very dear to the hearts of the organisers, and they were thrilled to see the contributions brought from far and wide by the participants. Over R10 000 in cash was also raised from entry fees, donations, and the charity auction held at the Bowls Club.
A further consignment of children’s goods was later given to Thorntree House, a residence in Aberdeen for disabled children.
Many of the participants rode to Nieu Bethesda on the Saturday, enjoying the Brewery and the quaint dirt roads. The bikers enjoyed the hospitality of the Bowls Club, with a delicious sheep braai on Saturday evening being a fitting end to the day.
On Sunday, many attended the service at the Dutch Reformed Church before heading home.