Norsemen MCC Sussex is based in Hastings East Sussex. We are a family friendly club with true dedication shared among brothers. The Norsemen MCC was formed between 2003-2004. Obviously we have a shared interest in motorbiking, but also we regularly organise money raising events, such as our well known Chase the ace rally and Poker run in support of varying charities.
To date with the help and donations from those that have so generously attended our past events, we have raised in excess of £15,000 since our club was formed. And we certainly do not intend to stop there. With your support in attending our future events, we really can make a difference.
Every year we hold many events, but our main one is
The Chase the Ace Rally & Poker Run.
2013’s Rally & Poker Run, possibly our best yet? This year it was all in aid of MacMillan & SERV Blood bikes. Thank you to all for turning out to join us!
In 2013 so far we haved raised over £4000!! Shared between MacMillan Cancer Support, St Michaels Hospice and SERV.
In 2012 we held events which raised over £1000 for SERV (South East Blood Bikers
In 2011 we held events which raised £3000 for Sussex Air Ambulance.
Previous years’ fundraising meant that we were able to donate enough to send a young girl with Lukemeia away on a memory making holiday with her family in Disney Land, before she very sadly passed away.
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Poker run raises £3,000 for Air Ambulance
A Hastings motorcycle club has raised enough funds from its annual Poker Run to help Sussex Air Ambulance potentially save a life. Norsemen Motorcycle Club held the 90-mile ride in aid of the life-saving charity for the second year in a row. Each rider who entered collected a playing card from five different stops in Rye, Bodiam, Burwash, Horam and the rally campsite at Catsfield. The winner of the 2011 Poker Run with the best five-card poker hand was Neil Johnson from Gravesend with four Aces and a Queen.
The men-only Norsemen Motorcycle Club has raised funds for a number of local charities since it was formed seven years ago President Kevin Martin said: “The Poker Run in 2011 was a huge success. The club chose Sussex Air Ambulance for the last couple of years because of their amazing work. It is an extremely worthy cause which relies almost entirely on donations and it was a privilege to help them. We wish the pilots, doctors and paramedics every success for the future and will continue to promote their invaluable work.”
Each call-out costs the emergency service an average of £2,500 so the sum raised by the Norsemen will help fund a potentially life-saving mission. Sussex Air Ambulance Fundraising Manager Bridget Pepper said: “The helicopter is often called to road traffic collisions involving motorcyclists. We are so indebted to the biking community for their support and would like to thank the Norsemen for their fantastic fundraising efforts.”
If you would like to make a donation to the Air Ambulance please call 01622 833833. Alternatively cheques can be made payable to Sussex Air Ambulance and posted to Wheelbarrow Park Estate, Pattenden Lane, Marden, Kent, TN12 9QJ
Bexhill Observer / Bexhill News
Saturday, 11th September 2010. Published Date: 10 August 2010. By Lynda Turner