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Hillbillies Charity Run for Combat Stress

Annual run to the Hollybush House Summer Fête

About Combat Stress

Hollybush House Summer Fête

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Hollybush House Bike Show

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Combat Stress Support for Veterans

Combat Stress is the UK's leading mental health charity for Veterans, providing specialist clinical treatment and welfare support to ex-service men and women across the UK with mental health conditions. They have almost 6,000 Veterans registered with them, more than at any time since Combat Stress was founded in 1919.

Combat Stress treats conditions including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety. They provide a range of free services including short-stay clinical treatment, a specialist PTSD Intensive Treatment Programme, Occupational Therapy, Community and Outreach Support and a free 24-hour Helpline. There are three treatment centres within the UK where Combat Stress delivers treatment programmes: Ayrshire, Shropshire and Surrey.

Find out more about Combat Stress.

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Hollybush House Summer Fête

Even if you're not a biker or a veteran, you and your family will have a great day out. The kids love it!

Find out more about the Hollybush House Summer Fête

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Hillbillies Charity Bike Run from Ayr to Hollybush House

Please join us at our next Combat Stress Run to the Hollybush House Summer Fête

For dates & times see Facebook or contact us.

Meeting point is the car park at the south end of The Esplanade, Ayr, KA7 4AD.

Hillbillies MCC has supported Combat Stress since 2009. Initially we visited on our way back from Crosshouse Hospital on some of our Easter Egg Runs, but more recently we've organised a separate run to coincide with the annual Hollybush House Summer Fête. The event also now includes a bike show with prizes for several categories.

We are very grateful to the many other bike clubs and individual riders (including the Provost of East Ayrshire) who join us for the run from Ayr to Hollybush and contribute to the donations as well as taking part in the fête itself.

THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed and helped us to support the work of Combat Stress at Hollybush House!

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Hollybush House Bike Show

All the bikes on the run from Ayr to Hollybush House are entered in the bike show when they arrive at the Summer Fête. The Veterans themselves pick the winners in each of the four categories. Some of them are, or have been, bikers themselves and this is always a popular event.


Best Bike in Show
Best Paintwork
Best Classic Bike
Best Custom Bike

Kath Provan of Combat Stress congratulates the winners of the 2015 Bike Show.

A few of the bikes at Hollybush House in 2009.

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Past Hillbillies Combat Stress Runs

2013 - Kath Provan of Combat Stress receives the donation along with
Jim Todd, Provost of East Ayrshire and Fred MacAulay, BBC presenter & comedian.

Riders who donate to the Combat Strees Run get tea/coffee and strawberry tarts.
Served with a smile by the volunteers!

2010 - A glorious sunny day at the Hollybush House Summer Fête!

2015 - Meeting at Ayr Esplanade for the run to Hollybush House - no sun that day!

Hillbillies supporting Combat Stress in 2009.
Front-left is the late Wilma Smith, missed by many.

Thanks to everyone who helps to support these runs!

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Hillbillies MCC helps
raise funds to support
good causes including...

Crosshouse Hospital Children's Ward

Combat Stress Hollybush House, Ayr

We are MacMillan Cancer Support

Mauchline Holy Fair Annual Gala Day

CLIC Sargent in Prestwick

BWR Bikefest at Harleys in Ayr

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