Motorcycle Outreach is delighted to announce that Actor Eric Richard has agreed to help support MoR in 2008.
Eric is well known for his role in the UK TV show ‘The Bill’, but he is also a leading figure on the UK motorcycle scene and is also no stranger to trans continental motorcycle travel. Last year Eric completed a North American journey on his BMW R1200GS Adventure before joining leading motorcycle travel and adventure company, GlobeBusters, for the Central American section of their Trans America Expedition.
Last weekend, Eric joined the MoR team at the Bikesafe motorcycle event in London, England, to support the MoR stand and help raise awareness of its work in Indonesia. MoR currently provides 14 motorcycles for use by healthcare workers in remote rural areas of the island of Flores.
Eric commented; “Using motorcycles for healthcare work in areas, where roads or either poor or non existent, is really the only way of getting the job done. I am very pleased to be supporting Motorcycle Outreach in 2008 and helping them to raise awareness of an often forgotten part of healthcare work in developing countries; providing practical transport so that nurses and healthcare workers can actually do their job.”
In 2008, MoR plans to further consolidate activities in Indonesia, which will include replacing some of the older 110cc and 125cc motorcycles which are reaching the end of their service life. In addition, MoR hopes to start funding specific motorcycle based projects in other developing countries.
Using motorcycles for primary healthcare is fantastic value for money, but it still costs around Â£12,000 a year to provide very basic logistics services for one healthcare district in a country like Indonesia. Eric Richard is appealing for public support and funding to help support MoR’s work.
More info about the show at the Bikesafe website