One of the Aims in the club since it was founded in 1981 was to improve the image of bikers in general. This as since become secondary when we have seen the happiness and hear the stories that our small contributions have made throughout our various fundraising events.
It all began when a small girl needed an operation. A fund raising night was held by her family, friends and neighbours to raise the much needed funds and part of the clubs contribution was a Teddy.The Teddy was raffled off on the night and raised 350 punts.
The little girls parents tearfully thanked us which of course encouraged the club to continue with our fund raising and so the Santa Drive /Toy Run was born.
Starting the Run with just 3 bikes, a small Van and of course the big Man in Red himself the club collected 250 punts and plenty of Toys that were given to the childrens unit in UCHG. To date the club continues to share proceeds among the many deserving Charities in and around the Galway area every year with special attention still given to the children who each year spend christmas in hospital in UCHG.
Without the help and generosity of the public, the many many bikers that have taken part in the run each year and of course the members of the club who every year have turned out in all sorts of weather have made the Tribes MCC Toy Run a huge success.