Retired farmer donates motorbike to raise funds for GNAAS


A retired farmer is selling his beloved motorbike in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS). Robin Winney, of Hutton Rudby, is donating his red Royal Enfield Bullet Extra 2008 motorbike to boost the charity’s fundraising effort. It is the latest charitable act from the 76-year-old, whose passion for giving sparked from working as the fundraising manager for Guide Dogs for the Blind in Middlesbrough.

A retired farmer is selling his beloved motorbike in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS).

Robin Winney, of Hutton Rudby, is donating his red Royal Enfield Bullet Extra 2008 motorbike to boost the charity’s fundraising effort.

It is the latest charitable act from the 76-year-old, whose passion for giving sparked from working as the fundraising manager for Guide Dogs for the Blind in Middlesbrough. He has since volunteered as a driver for Stokesley community care transport.

Mr Winney wanted to help GNAAS after watching their work on television and admiring the helicopters first hand, as they regularly fly over his house on their way to or from James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

Mr Winney said: “I’ve always loved motorbikes but then family came first. I got back into bikes 15 years ago. I’ve had good fun out of it but I’m quite happy to let it go.

“I know the motorbike is good, I’m hoping somebody goes mad to help out with the air ambulance service.”

The motorbike is in excellent condition and has done 11,700 miles.

If anyone is interested in making an offer for the motorbike, or can help sell it, please contact GNAAS by phone on 01325-487263 or e-mail info@greatnorthairambulance.co.uk

Mandy Drake, head of fundraising at GNAAS, said: “This is a phenomenal gesture from Mr Winney and we are incredibly grateful for his help.

“This charity relies on such generosity. We hope the biking community comes together to help us raise as much money as possible through the sale of his beloved bike.”

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