Riding to help blind children

Legion provides lunch to motorcycle riders who were riding for the Military Police Fund for Blind Children

Legion member Calvin Luntz presents a $250.00 cheque to Team B.C. Ride captain Lamont French. French and his team were taking part in the annual Military Police Motorcycle Ride

Clearwater Legion members served lunch to approximate 17 motorcycle riders who were riding for the Military Police Fund for Blind Children on Friday Aug. 5.

“Anyone can ride,” said Team B.C. Ride captain Lamont French. This years ride started in Victoria, B.C. on July 30 and will continue across country arriving in Newfoundland on Aug. 22.  “Riders can join the ride anywhere along the route,” said Lamont.

“One of the very notable aspects of the Blind Fund is that it is run and managed by Military Police volunteers,” noted the groups website. “It remains unique in Canada, as the only military charity in the country. Members of the Military Police, including other military and civilian community members, become personally involved in fund raising activities for the Blind Fund. They involve themselves with the blind children, visit them in their schools, and invite them to Canadian Forces bases to learn more about the Canadian Military. In every Military Police unit, regardless of size or geographic location, you will find a Blind Fund representative, responsible for the coordination of fund-raising activities and identifying needy children or organizations.

The Military Police Fund for Blind Children was founded in 1957 and specializes in assisting visually impaired children up to the age of 21. The fund is operated entirely by volunteers and has no paid employees.  All funds raised are used to benefit visually impaired children.

 

For more information visit their web page at www.mpfbc.com or email lamontfrench@shaw.ca.