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Phil Herriott, President of the Deep South Chapter of the Patriots Defence Force Motorcycle club presented a $1310 donation to Lynley Kloogh, the CFO of Montecillo Veterans Home at a residents morning tea and Christmas Carol singalong at Montecillo Veterans home this Wednesday.
The money was raised by motorcycle riders from Otago and Southland who attended a recent charity ride to Waihoa Forks to observe the unveiling of a sculpture of Ted d'Auvergne, a local South Canterbury man went away to war and didn’t return.
The sculpture was commissioned by the Mayor of Waimate Craig Rowley to commemorate rural men and women who had served and fallen.
Riders paid a small fee to attend the ride and purchased raffles and badges to raise this money.
Phil said the Patriots Motorcycle club is a social family orientated club comprising of ex and currently serving member of the Defence Force who enjoy the riding, the camaraderie and fund-raising for veteran-related charities.