On Sunday the 11th August, the Shetland Motorcyclists For Charity event takes place. With 3 official starting points (The Mossbank Hall, The Bixter Hall, and Mainlands Shop), motorcyclists across Shetland will set off on whatever bike they possess ending in Lerwick.
It’s an event that has been taking place here in Shetland since 2017, last year raising an amazing total of £10,000 for their chosen charities. This year, whatever funds they raise through sponsorship and on the day collections will be shared between Macmillan Cancer Support (Shetland Branch), Disability Shetland and the Shetland MRI Scanner Appeal.
Charitable bikers are a familiar sight here in Shetland, they do everything from events like this, stopping off at the Gilbert Bain Hospital with Easter Eggs for the nurses and of course there’s always some charitable cause which features in the annual Simmer Dim Rally.
Which leads us on to how bikers, both within and out with Shetland have already been supporting us. Aimee Sutherland, who was one of our NHS models – Island Medics Stars Model Harriet’s Hat and Reversible Headbands – is very involved with the Simmer Dim Rally. She wasted no time in telling them all about Harriet’s Hat and many of them bought one from our online shop. A couple of them have since sent her pictures wearing them, which we’ve posted below in a gallery. We’ll add more pictures of Bikers in Beenies if we get them. If you were at the Simmer Dim Rally and bought a Harriet’s Hat or Harriet’s Headband, feel free to send us a photo and we’ll add it.
So while the Shetland Motorcyclists For Charity will be raising a lot of money for charity this weekend, including for the Shetland MRI Scanner Appeal, many of their members have already been supporting us here and the scanner appeal more broadly in many other ways. Thank you.