Black Knight Bikers and other bikers in Barbados joined forces on the weekend to assist Joann Hall, a social worker at the Ministry of Education, as she continues her battle with rheumatoid arthritis which has already caused her to have knee replacement and be under medication for pain relief.
The group of bikers joined a charity walk that began at Esso in Paynes Bay, St James and ended at Folkestone Marine Park in the same parish, where they socialised with other people who walked in honour of Hall.
She has dedicated 20-plus years of her life to ensuring that children under her charge receive the best level of education possible.
President of the Black Knight Bikers Fabian Reeves said club members were pleased to lend support to the initiative, noting that when Hall was fully on her feet, she worked with various agencies to get financial support and placement for children at schools that cater to their learning styles, and advocated for abused and underprivileged students.
“When we heard of this walk, we immediately said this is something we need to affiliate ourselves with since we value the work of people in the education system who advocate for children who are abused, especially if they are bullied,” Reeves said.
Vice president of the bikers group, Kevin Wickham echoed those sentiments and said he wanted to see more charities give back to causes like this.
In accepting the monetary donation from the bikers, Hall said because the condition has now affected her hip, she needs to raise as much money as she can to assist with surgery. Her initial target is $50 000. (PR)