THERE was a roar of excitement in Stratford at the weekend when a group of bikers revved up at a supported living setting for local people with learning disabilities with a donation of PPE.

The kit and equipment was dropped off on Saturday (May 23rd) at Eastwell House, in Shipston Road, home to people supported by Heart of England Mencap.

The donation came from a group of local biker friends who go under the name ‘Clubless’ because they are informal group who like to meet for rides and events but are not a biker club.

Biker Ross James said: “We’re not in a motorcycle club, we’re just friends that have met over the years through our passion for motorcycles.

“We often have parties whether it be birthday, Halloween or Christmas and on such occasions we choose a charity to support. We chose Heart of England Mencap because of the lifelong support they provide to local people with learning disabilities, and because all money raised goes directly to their customers for their wellbeing and happiness. We were so pleased to be able to support the charity with a donation of PPE during this difficult time. We all travelled on our motorbikes and we received a wonderful welcome from the staff and residents – even though it was a very noisy arrival!”

Helena Wallis, Chief Executive at Heart of England Mencap, said: “We are so grateful to the bikers for their support. Community support like this means so much to us, especially at the moment when our care staff are continuing to provide vital frontline services throughout the Covid 19 crisis. And our customers loved their noisy arrival!”

The bikers dropped off £300 worth of PPE, plus a donation of tea and coffee.