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Veröffentlicht am Mon, Sep 01, 2008 21:31

MOTORCYCLE CLUBS' CHARITY MONEY NOT ACCEPTED BY: Bj?rn Lid?n & Av Tomas Svedberg Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MOTORCYCLE CLUBS' CHARITYMONEY NOT ACCEPTED. Each year motorcycle clubs in Gothenburg collects money that they donate to charity. This year like the previous year the money, close to 50 000 sek, were to be given to Br?cke ?sterg?rd, a daycare for children with functional disabilities. - but they do not want to to accept the money evidently because of being pressured, Clarence Granhage says. Clarence Granhage is chairmen of the association Abate, which he describes as "a common overall trade-union for bikers". USED TO BE GREATFUL Last Saturday, he was in the ride with 300 motorcyclists that rode through Gothenburg. It is in connection with the ride that the money is gathered. - we have donated money to Br?cke ?sterg?rd for several years and they have allways accepted them and been grateful for the money. But now they say they have been submitted to pressure and cannot accept the money. Pressure from who? - I try to research where the pressure comes from, Clarence Granhage says. Is this money somehow shady? - Not at all. It is common money from common working people. But somebody probably tries to get them to believe that it is, that there is something shady with the money. How much money have you donated earlier? - Last year was a record year, then we handed over 50 000 sek, Clarence Granhage says. - Then we also took the children for motorcycle rides around on the yard. They showed us things they bought earlier, that they had not had possibility to purchase without these donations. NO DOUBT ABOUT RESOLUTION Areamanager at Br?cke ?sterg?rd, Elisabeth Green tells GT that it is not a question about preasure. - We got information from the police that there could be links to criminal gangs among those that were coming to us. According to Green the police contacted the municipality which then contacted Br?cke. Who made the decision not to accept the money? - It was our director Martin ?rnl?v, the board's chairman Per Eckerdal and I. - There was no hesitation to take this the decision. If there are links to criminal gangs it is an activity that we cannot continue. At the same time Elisabeth Green says that the children enjoyed the bikers visits a lot. They would sit on the bikes and go for rides. - but in the present situation we can not act in any other way than we have done, she says. FOOTNOTE: GT has not been able to reach anyone responsible within the police for a comment.


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Veröffentlicht am Wed, Sep 24, 2008 10:39

Its amazing - I have asked for help from the HOG groups and other only to be turned away - they only support registered charities not individuals trying to get a hand fundraising for a wheelchair adapted van. I am still looking for help raising the 22K thats needed to buy a van for a family with muscular dystrophy. They can send that my way since those guys are refusing the donation.


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Veröffentlicht am Wed, Sep 10, 2008 08:03

There is something very perverse in their refusal. Amazing, ain't it? People put themselves out there to help others and get treated like that.


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Veröffentlicht am Tue, Sep 02, 2008 23:13

yah there so much shit going on now, and lots of new and unbelievable stuff all fueled by the cops and feds.


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Veröffentlicht am Tue, Sep 02, 2008 10:33

Shame when legitimate donation is viewed as tainted in some way... There is an old German saying: "Into The Mouth Of A Gift Horse One Should Not Look"... Maybe the Donations could be better used for Hurricane Victims right here in the USA. MacMan


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Veröffentlicht am Tue, Sep 02, 2008 10:11

And I thought that only happened here in the States,,, Many clubs, both the traditional "patch clubs", and the less organized groups have had the same thing occur with their charity drives, whether food drives for homeless shelters, or money collected for any number of other organizations, the local police have been in the ears of these organizations, telling them this is drug money, gangs steal it, then donate it to look good, all the usual falsehoods. Although in many cases, the accepting charities tell the police to leave them alone, they are happy to have the money, and its needed, so unless you have proof of this being stolen money,or ill gotten money, go away. The story goes on, but you get the picture,,,,


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Veröffentlicht am Tue, Sep 02, 2008 07:13

Why do people stereotype people. can we not get through their prejudices and assumptions? I would trust a guy on a bike and a working man in a pub not matter how rough and I have to slap him back a bit than any politician or peforming chimpanzee in a suit that only pushes a pen and know how to kiss a$$. The to their own. A rich man may give a percentfact is that despite the millions owned by the richest and even the church the biggest amount of money given each year to charities is by those who have least and are at the bottom or are not considered part of "decent polite society" Money goes to money. The poor give age a poor pensioner may give the whole of that weeks money to make sure a needy child does not go without. But there is more of us. We do not just out number in numbers and giving we outnumber and outclass in "Love" Keep on going. There must be some way round it? If you gave it to the preservation of child abuse and pronography sites I don't think there would be an objection and your right would be supported under the constitution. Lots of love n kisses n cuddle (but then I am in love myself at the moment)When are you going to get yours? JunieXXX


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