Charity Support.

The Bournemouth Norton Owners Club have always supported a local charity for many years. Recently we have been supporting the Poole & District Branch of Parkinson’s UK as one of our members suffers from Parkinson’s. Most years we have donated over a £1,000 to this charity.


In spite of lockdown restrictions, we are still managing to raise funds for our Parkinsons Charity – basically we won’t let a little thing like Covid 19 stop us raising money!

Geoff White started it off by saying that he would wait until Lockdown had eased before he had his hair cut and beard shaved off and Ally very kindly volunteered me, although it was 46 years since I had done any professional hairdressing and then it was only ladies. This didn’t put Geoff off though, but I think it was the promise of cake.

Linda Carter then threw down the challenge to husband Sean that she would donate £100 to our Branch Charity if he would shave off his newly acquired beard. Of course, he rose to the challenge well he is a Norton rider after all. So, on 6th June he did the deed and Linda paid up. Well done you two.










Mike Wells decided to make use of his lockdown pare time by doing some acrylic artwork from photographs, with the proceeds going to the Club Parkinsons Charity. I don’t think he quite realised how popular it would be and has completed 47 paintings so far with another 6 on commission. The subjects range from family pets to motorbikes and he estimates that he has raised in excess of £500 so far and some of the funds have been paid directly to the Charity. Brilliant work Mike.

Finally, once the restrictions had been lifted on hairdressing Geoff was finally able to have his locks shorn on Saturday 11 July. The venue of Ally and Neil’s garden was decided as suitable and Neil erected the Norton Marquee and Mike joined us with some of his paintings. Only a limited number of spectators were allowed due to restrictions but social distancing was observed and tea was provided by Ally and cake was provided by me.

I decided that I needed to comply with regulations so I dressed as Sweeny Todd the Demon Barber complete with a rechargeable hedge trimmer (1 meter length) welding visor (suitable face covering) and leather gauntlet gloves (suitable hand protection) the red rubber apron was only worn to stop the blood showing if I made a slip with the hedge cutter. Twenty minutes later and the deed was done with much laughing and mickey taking! (just normal for our mob!)

Donations were collected on our first post lockdown meeting on 15 July and the money in the pot totalled an amazing £325 which included Linda & Sean’s £100 and some painting money. We estimate that in total we must have raised £700+ during the lockdown period – well done to everyone it just shows what a caring, sharing group of friends we are.


Upcoming Events

7:30 pm Club Evening Run @ The Drovers Inn
Club Evening Run @ The Drovers Inn
May 29 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Club Evening Run @ The Drovers Inn
Club Evening Run. Evening Run to the Drovers Inn, Gussage All Saints. Bikes meet at the in lay by opposite the Horton Inn. 7.15pm.
7:30 pm Club Meeting @ True Lovers Knot
Club Meeting @ True Lovers Knot
Jun 5 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Club Meeting @ True Lovers Knot | Tarrant Keyneston | England | United Kingdom
Club Meeting Held at the True Lovers Knot, Tarrant Keyneston. Blandford Forum DT11 9JG
12:00 pm NOC International Rally
NOC International Rally
Jun 6 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm
NOC International Rally
The NOC International Rally is being held near Tossa de Mar in Catalonia, Spain. Pre book via NOC website.
9:30 am Gillingham in Gear @ The Red Lion Field
Gillingham in Gear @ The Red Lion Field
Jun 8 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Gillingham in Gear @ The Red Lion Field | England | United Kingdom
Gillingham in Gear. The Red Lion Field behind the Red Lion Pud, Gillingham high Street. Bikes for display, set up from 9.00am.