12 August 2017

Motorbike Mayhem descends on RBLI's Aylesford village

Noise rang out across Aylesford today as scores of motorcycles descended upon Royal British Legion Industries’ Kent village as part of the charity’s annual Village Mayhem event.

The event, organised by Mark Lewis-Rendle, a supervisor at RBLI’s social enterprise Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company, welcomed adults and children from the local area to help raise money in aid of RBLI and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance.

Attendees were able to admire the bikes of the Mutineers Cruiser Club and Royal British Legion Riders before being entertained by The Queen’s Regimental Association Corps of Drums and rock bands Sin Sity Angels, Chapter One, Grid Rock and Ranch N Blues.

Mark, who has work with industry-leading social enterprise BBMC since 2013, said: “We owe a huge thank you to all the people that made this year’s fantastic event possible: BBMC’s Tim Brown and Alan Wallis, all the volunteers, marshals and the Base Camp staff and finally Bryan Humphrey – without his generator we would not have been able to host this event!”

The event raised a total of £503.31 to be split between KSSAA & RBLI. The funds for KSSAA will go to helping patients who have suffered trauma or serious medical emergencies receive potentially life-saving care within 20 minutes; while in the case of RBLI, the money raised will go towards helping former service personnel, people with disabilities, and those in search of work find accommodation and sustained and rewarding employment.

Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company is an industry-leading social enterprise which provides employment opportunities to members of the Armed Forces community and people with disabilities. Employing more than 120 people, the company has a workforce of which 71% have a service connection and/or a disability.

However, BBMC is not only socially thriving but also commercially successful. We now take pride in turnover of £5million, making us one of the most accomplished manufacturing social enterprises in the country.

To find out more about RBLI’s social enterprise Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company and our products and services, visit: http://www.britainsbravestmanufacturing.org.uk/