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A Freemason Team made up from the members of the Widow Sons (The Freemason Motorcycle Association) and guests from four different districts (including two divisional Grand Masters) will be taking part in this year’s Alpine Scooter Safari. The Scooter Safari is a charity event involving motorised Scooters riding 250kms Coast-to-Coast, up and over the Southern Alps from Christchurch to Hokitika to raise funds for the New Zealand Cancer Society. 

When is the Ride: 19th May 2018


It’s not a race or for the faint hearted – The event is designed to be the coldest, longest, hardest, most gruelling and uncomfortable test of endurance (on a scooter) in New Zealand.

Why do we do it?

  • To raise money and awareness for cancer sufferers.
  • We’re doing this to show our support for the hardship those living with cancer go through during their treatment.


The event was started back in 2009 which saw 32 riders and raised $14,000 in donations for the Cancer Society. Since then the event has grown with over 250 scooters now taking part and to date it has raised just over $789,000. The 2018 ride will be the 6th event, where it hopes to reach the 1-Million dollar mark.


All money raised goes towards vital scientific research into the causes and treatment of all types of cancer, as well as providing health promotion and education programmes to reduce cancer risk, awareness campaigns and support and information services for people affected by cancer.


What we need is your help!

We would like to be able to make a sizable donation on behalf of New Zealand Freemasonry that will really make a difference in the fight against this terrible disease. If you would like to sponsor our efforts as a Lodge or as individuals any contribution would be gratefully accepted.


Any Donations/Sponsorship can be paid into the Widows Sons Charity Account BNZ 02-0876-0001948-003


We will be riding 50cc scooters with an average speed of 30kms per hour on the open road. The purpose of the ride is to endure some hardship in support of those living with cancer. We hope that an 8+hour journey on a 50cc scooter traversing the Southern Alps in the middle of winter is worthy of your sponsorship.


For further information please visit the Safari website at

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