PUBLISHED: 20 September 2017
While they may look and sound rough and ready the Military Brotherhood Military Motorcycle Club (MBMMC) are not your average motorcycle club.
Founded by a group of likeminded veterans with a keen interest in motorbikes, “The Brotherhood” was established to provide camaraderie, mateship and firm support to our current and ex-servicemen and women in need.
With 23 sub branches and around 600 members all over Australia; the Brotherhood has been working to provide a social outlet and a friendly, sympathetic ear to fellow veterans and serving members since 2009.
The club also offers dedicated welfare, pension and advocacy support in partnership with government departments like the Department of Veteran Affairs and RSL such as Maroochy.
Operating under the same underpinning traits of the Australian Defence Force; members of the MBMMC regularly call on fellow veterans, both young and old, to check how they are doing.
Recently Maroochy RSL donated $31,289 to help fund a support vehicle to aid the work they do all over the coast.
Cooloola-Sunshine Coast Sub Branch President Steve “Moose” Ollier said the truck is already on the road and making a difference.
“It’s just what we needed to support the work we do! It means we can do all sorts of things for our veterans and we’re really grateful to have the support of Maroochy RSL.” Moose said.
Moose has been involved in the Military Brotherhood for six years and enjoys being able to help those who need it.
“We pride ourselves on the support we provide and the Brotherhood is really about uniting for a common purpose while building a firm camaraderie between us all.”
With a strong focus on fundraising to support their services the Cooloola-Sunshine Coast Sub Branch is known for their famous donuts, a sell out at local events.
Membership is open to current or ex-serving members of the Defence Force or the Commonwealth Forces and their friends and family.
If you’re keen to be involved then get in touch with Moose on 0421 961 928.