Many of you have been asking us for a final, full account of the money raised (and spent) on this year’s ride.
Firstly, please accept our deep thanks and gratitude to all of you who turned out to make this such a wonderful event (again!) and for raising funds for our troops and their families. Afghan Heroes will be using your donations to continue our work over the coming year, including sending out comfort boxes to over 10,000 of our troops serving overseas. Once again, a huge thank you to all the biking community, the organisers and to all who gave freely of their time and resources to make this such a fantastic event.
Here is the full break down for the event as of 02/05/11.
|Donations from Registrations||£102,260.00|
|Donations from Non-Registered Riders*||£tbc|
|Additional Donations (via web site)||£5,719.00|
|Additional Donations (on the day)||£1,677.97|
|Tubs in Wootton Bassett||£267.10|
|St John Ambulance||£960.00|
|Dragon Loos (toilets)||£1,800.00|
|The AA (signage)||£3,600.00|
|The Ministry of Defence (licence)||£156.00|
|Prestige Comms (radios)||£120.00|
|JC Leisure (bike tags)||£612.00|
|Wrist Bands & Postage Costs||£7,400.00|
|Julia Stevenson (misc expenses)||£2,950.40|
|Anne Cole (misc expenses)||£2,362.83|
GRAND TOTAL RAISED £127,430.20
* note on Non-Registered Riders:
On the day of the ride a good number of riders arrived at Hulluvington without registering – these riders all made donations on the airfield and took part in the ride. At the time of writing we have not received these donations or details of numbers. Once the Ride of Respect organisers have provided us with these details we will post them here.
** note on regional rides:
We are still waiting on the figures/donations from one of the rides. We do not yet have the breakdown for each ride or how many riders/pillions took part. Once the Ride of Respect organisers have provided us with these details we will post them here.
*** note on gift aid:
Gift aid is reclaimed from HMRC for all donations that were eligible. As gift aid must be confirmed at time of donation, only the online donations can be included. Gift aid is claimed at the rate of 28%.