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Wife of ex-biker (deceased) in need
« on: October 15, 2018, 11:53:18 am »
Tony Lammers, a well known and respected BMW mechanic passed away a few months ago. I knew and walked a path with him for almost 30 years. He never had it “too comfortable” financially wise. After his retirement as BMW mechanic he kept the pot cooking by working from his home on bikes. He worked on almost any old bike and knew the British and pre 1995 BMW bikes off by heart. He worked on many WD bikes and many WDs from Pretoria knew of him. Also outside of Pretoria he was known.

Since his death his widow has been struggling to keep things afloat. It is not going well financially. His son, Anton Lammers and myself are sporadically in touch and I can vouch that they are having it really tight.

This past weekend I went round their place (in Silverton, Pretoria) and with Anton I went through his dad’s garage. I took some pictures of tools and stuff he had, which I am going to post in the bike related for sale section. Please take the trouble and have a look if there is stuff of interest. They really need the money you guys (and gals). By selling off his dad’s stuff Anton is trying to plug some holes and keep the wolfs (running expenses, etc) at bay.  Tony it appeared after his death had a bit of a liquidity problem (they owe the local municipality alone in arrear levies / electricity about R52 000).

Tony Lammers was a biker to the core (though he stopped riding bikes later in his years due to medical reasons). He knew bikes like only a few people could / can. He lived for bikes. Please again, help out in a very deserving cause and ex-biker’s family.

At this stage I am assisting in helping to sell Tony’s stuff by posting it here for sale. If you are interested in any of it (or want to assist in any other way), please contact Tony’s son, Anton, directly. The stuff is under his control and is located at Silverton, Pretoria.

Anton’s contact number:  0 seven eight two 29 9 four four 2

Thanks guys!  :thumleft:
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Re: Wife of ex-biker (deceased) in need
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2018, 02:41:49 pm »
well done on taking the effort to help the family out..  one of my biggest fears is not being able to survive come retirement. Its a scary possibility
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Re: Wife of ex-biker (deceased) in need
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2018, 02:46:25 pm »
Ask the mods if you can post banking details of his widow.

Some dogs may find it easier to donate like that.
 
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Re: Wife of ex-biker (deceased) in need
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2018, 06:06:26 pm »
Ask the mods if you can post banking details of his widow.

Some dogs may find it easier to donate like that.

Good idea! I did so just now.  :thumleft: 
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Re: Wife of ex-biker (deceased) in need
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2018, 07:28:02 pm »
Another option might be to start up a gofundme account?

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Re: Wife of ex-biker (deceased) in need
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2018, 03:05:11 pm »
Ask the mods if you can post banking details of his widow.

Some dogs may find it easier to donate like that.

Good idea! I did so just now.  :thumleft: 

Not a problem at all eberhard. Please post the banking details here.
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Re: Wife of ex-biker (deceased) in need
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2018, 07:53:52 am »
Thank you for the opportunity. Once approval was granted I contacted Tony’s widow. She became very emotional. To me it was as if she did not believe what was happening. Or even the possibility that something like this could be possible. She asked me to extend her eternal gratitude to the Wild Dog Adventure Forum and all its members.

Thank you guys!!!

Here are her banking particulars:

Ms FA Lammers
Capitec Bank
Branch Code: 470010
Account No: 1580184764

Again I thank you all.
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Re: Wife of ex-biker (deceased) in need
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2018, 08:09:53 am »
I was past Saturday again at Tony’s place. Quite a bit of the tools and equipment have been sold already. Many thanks here to members who stepped in. Special mention to @Grunder, @Leibrandt and @Fudmucker. I understand from Tony’s son Anton that there are others as well, but he couldn’t give me their forum names. Thanks to them also.

Thank you guys. Tony's window asked me to convey her deepest thanks to all who supported and for this opportunity granted here on Wild Dog.
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Re: Wife of ex-biker (deceased) in need
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2018, 02:15:20 pm »
If anyone has a little left over at the end of the month, consider sending it to Tony's family.
They could do with a little extra in their grocery baskets.
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Re: Wife of ex-biker (deceased) in need
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2018, 03:48:30 pm »
Maybe a bump will catch some eyes

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Re: Wife of ex-biker (deceased) in need
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2018, 03:57:51 pm »
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Re: Wife of ex-biker (deceased) in need
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2018, 05:02:14 pm »
Anton informed that an anonymous payment had been received from a Wild Dog. Many thanks!

His mother told him to tell me to say baie, baie dankie!!!

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Re: Wife of ex-biker (deceased) in need
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2018, 08:19:40 pm »
Anton informed of a further two payments received. Both were anonymous.

“Ek en my ma is innig dankbaar” was his message to me.

I am proud to be the messenger of that message here on this forum. Thank you again!
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