In 2017, we were the recipients of the charities first brand new BMW from a grant given to us by the Masonic Community Foundation of £25,000. From this grant, we were also able to purchase 2 nearly new BMW’s allowing us to sell 2 of our higher mileage bikes.
This generous donation enabled us to purchase three new bikes to add to our fleet in early 2018; The “Spirit of Cornwall”, “Spirit of Charity” and “Spirit of Freemasonry” were warmly welcomed.
In August 2018 we were the lucky beneficiaries when a generous grant was made on behalf of The Mark Benevolent Fund, to celebrate their 150th anniversary they purchased blood bikes and vehicles for charities throughout the UK. “Mark Mason” proudly was welcomed and went operational on the 9th November 2018 and on to serve the people of Cornwall.
New bikes guarantee less downtime and the bikes spend more time on the road doing what we do best. The motorcycles are factory built and are purchased directly from BMW Motorrad UK at a cost of £17,500 each.
We have estimated that our average monthly running costs per motorcycle average £500 per month which includes fuel, insurance, servicing, health checks, tyres etc, so our total annual fleet costs alone are in excess of £90,000.
However, this does not take account of the cost to replace a motorcycle which we expect will have an operational life of no more than three to four years.
This means that we need to raise an additional £10,000 to £15,000 per annum to keep our fleet of liveried motorcycles up to date.
To help us achieve our target we are continually approaching local companies for their support as well as looking at new and exciting ways to fundraise. We are always looking for ideas and help from within and the public.
The fundraising team of Ian Butler (Fundraising Manager) & Jayne Penlerick (PR/Media Liaison) can be contacted through the website or by emailing and will help in any way they can to make your fundraising ideas come to fruition.
We will provide support from our volunteer members, promote your activities through our website and social media and will try, whenever operationally possible, to attend your event with CBB’s liveried motorcycles.
Activities that have been organised to fundraise for us include dog shows, motorcycle ride outs, marathon runs, local choirs organising concerts on our behalf, pasty baking at community hospitals and local motorcycle clubs donating funds from events they have planned.