News & Updates

Ride Out – Patches & Certs

On Sunday we met up with some of the North West Chapter who were having a ride out over the lovely Welsh countryside. The rain held off, and a great day was had by all.

During a coffee break at the Ponderosa, we had the opportunity to Patch [Boxer] as he had completed the required amount of ride-outs and meetings.

We also gave Kev & [Woody] their membership certificates

The Big Party – Video Highlights

A gloriously sunny 1st July saw the Masonic Province of North Wales celebrate the Tercentenary of Grand Lodge with a hugely successful BIG PARTY in the extensive grounds of Queen Elizabeth Court Care Home in Llandudno. Attracting over 1400 attendees, including many young families from the local community, the day was a festival of live music, charity and market stalls, games of skill, fun fair rides, circus performers, circus workshops and craft demonstrations all supported by the Goose & Gridiron licensed bar and catering outlets.

All proceeds from the day, which amounted to over £21,000, were donated to the Friends of Queen Elizabeth Court to be used for the benefit of the elderly residents.

National Rally – A Thank You

Last night we announced the final figure of how much money was raised for charity over the 3 days of the National Rally.

The final figure was £5,276 which will be shared out among several local North Wales Charities.

All of us in the North Wales Chapter would like to thank everyone who came along to the Rally, or helped out in any way. Without all of you, the weekend would not have been the success it was, and we would never have raised this amount for Charity.

We raise a glass to you all….

Unfortunately It was a glass of Tim Fergusson‘s concoction. Which anyone who’s attended a Rally in recent years will know the pain we went through to say thank you.

National Blood Bike Awareness Day (2017)

Friday 11th August 2017 is National Blood Bike Awareness Day. Blood bikes are the silent emergency service, transporting blood for blood transfusions, injuries and emergency responses for emergency services, the NHS and other medical services. These unsung heroes are all volunteers.

 

Blood Bike Awareness Day is organised by the National Association of Blood Bikes (NABB) and aims to promote awareness of the lifesaving work the NABB does in conjunction with the NHS and emergency services.

Blood Bikers are the 1,500 men and women all over Britain who provide an out-of-hours rapid response courier service as well as transporting hospital deliveries across the country. The Blood Bikers are all volunteers, and in 2014 they responded to around 39,000 urgent requests from hospitals, saving the NHS hundreds of thousands of pounds.

 

Every night, expert motorcyclists with the word “BLOOD” written on their reflective jackets speed from hospital to hospital in the United Kingdom to pick up and deliver emergency medical supplies. By day they are electricians, lawyers, priests, and pilots, but by night they are the Blood Bikers. More than 1,500 volunteers provide coast-to-coast coverage, carrying everything from blood, platelets, and plasma to breast milk, vaccines, and surgical equipment.

The North Wales Chapter of the Widows Sons MBA would like to take this day to thank the Men & Women from all the Blood Bike groups across the UK for all the wotk they do.

Keep up the good work guys!!!!
NWC

National Rally in the Press

Last weekend the North Wales Chapter of the Widows Sons Masonic Motorcycle Association hosted the National Rally in Mold.

A large number of Masonic Bikers and their families turned up from all over the UK, including some from Germany, Canada, and the USA visited North Wales to have a good time and raise money for charity.

Over the last year the Widows Sons UK have raised over £42,000 for Charities and brought 41 candidates into Freemasonry.

The Leader has written a nice article on the event which has been included below.

NWC In the News.

Fame at last!!!

National Rally – Mold – 2017

Every year the Widows Sons Masonic Bikers Association hold a National Rally, where all the Chapters across the UK & Ireland meet up for a weekend of Fun. This year during the UGLE Tercentenary celebrations, the Rally was held in the Province of North Wales, hosted by the North Wales Chapter.

The Rally was a huge success, with over 270 people attending over the three days (And some enjoyed it so much they stayed for five).

Two excellent Ride-outs were organised to show off the lovely Welsh countryside, as well as World Heritage Sites such as the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (An amazing feat of Engineering, designed and built by a Freemason). Two live bands and a disco provided the musical entertainment for the weekend, and Tug-of-War and Yard of Ale competitions ensured everyone had a good time.

Peter Younger, The Chainman of the Widows Sons Presidents Grand Board (Who you may have seen on Sky’s “Inside The Freemasons” Documentary) announced at the Rally that over the last year The Widows Sons (Collectively) had raised over £42,000 for UK Charities, brought 41 new candidates into Freemasonry, and as an organisation was growing at a nice rate, with three new Chapters recieveing their Warrants at the Rally

The Big Party – Roundup

Saturday the 1st July (1-7-17) saw the Provincial Grand Lodge of North Wales host their “BIG PARTY” to celebrate the tercentenary of the worlds first Grand Lodge in 1717 (see what they did there)

As part of the Provincial Celebrations the North Wales Chapter were asked if we wanted to take part with our own stall, which they gave us pretty much in the centre of the event (I think it was because of our fame after the Sky Documentary). So being the shy retiring people that we are, we pitched a huge marquee with our banner on it, and parked several bikes for the public to drool over and have photographs taken with (or on)

All in all the day was a huge success with countless people coming over to reminisce about bikes they had in their past, or bikes they currently have, or wish they had if their wives would let them. (we may have been responsible for several matrimonial conflicts over the day)

More photographs can be seen in our Gallery.

The Big Party

Come and meet the Widows Sons at our Stand at The Big Party in Llandudno 1st July.

Fun day out for all, and we’re there what more could you want?

Oh I hear you, you also want Cold beer, and the best ice cream. We have you covered with Mr Tee’s famous ice cream, and the Goose & Gridiron beer tent.

We are all ready for having a stall at the Province of North Wales 300 yr Celebration Party.