Passion comes at a price

Vintage Motorcycle Club member Terry McKay with some of his bikes.
Vintage Motorcycle Club member Terry McKay with some of his bikes.

He is also part of the Vintage Motorcycle Club of WA, which is involved in various fundraisers and assistance measures in the community.

Last month, the club had the opportunity to donate to a cause very close to club members’ hearts ” neuroscience research.

Mr McKay said the club held its swap meet earlier in the year and raised $5400.

‘The swap meet committee recommended to the VMCC committee that the money raised should be donated to Neuroscience Research Australia due to the number of motorcyclists who have permanent spinal injuries occa- sioned by their pursuit,’ he said.

‘One of these is a past prominent member who suffered paraplegia as a result of an accident at a VMCC event.’

The VMCC got the opportunity to present the proceeds directly to a Neuroscience Research Australia represen- tative who was visiting Perth last month.

The VMCC’s proceeds are set to go towards a research and development program aimed at assisting people to live with their spinal injuries.

The research will also investigate the possibility of spinal cord repair.