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Star date: 2nd May 2011

SALFORD KNIGHTS FIGHT FOR ST FRANCIS HOSPICE

Salford to Italy Bike Ride
September 2011
Fundraising Dinner, Cresta Court Hotel, Altrincham
13th May 2011 

The Salford Knights Scooter Club are leaving their 'chines and in September are peddling from Salford to southern Italy to raise money for the St Francis Children's Hospice. In the meantime, there's a fundraising dinner on 13th May to help the top cause. Graham Williamson goes riding with The Pit Bull, The Poodle and The Greyhound…with photo by Emma Short.

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SALFORD SCOOTER KNIGHT PLAN ITALIAN JOB FOR FRANCIS HOUSE HOSPICE FOR CHLDREN

Three members of Salford Knights Scooter Club are embarking on a bike riding crusade through Italy in aid of Francis House Children's Hospice this September. Tony The Pit Bull, David The Poodle and Steve The Greyhound, will leave their scooters at home and will painstakingly peddle from Lake Como through Rome right down to the south of the country.

The thousand  mile hike aims to raise funds for the Didsbury based children's hospice which offers a special provision of comforting care for children from Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cumbria, Staffordshire, Isle of Man, Derbyshire and Cheshire.

Tony told me how he got involved…

"It was after the Salford Knights dropped some presents off at Christmas and saw the children there…honestly, it doesn't matter how hard you think you are but you'd leave that place with tears in your eyes."

The Salford Knights have been meeting at The Dutton Arms in Eccles since 1982 and the lads are no strangers to long bike rides, as last year they completed a trek from Lands End to John O'Groats in aid of research into testicular cancer.

The St Francis House Hospice relies solely on private funding and deserves as much support as possible. To help with the fundraising there is also a Live Entertainment, Dinner and Disco Night organised at the Cresta Court Hotel in Altrincham on Friday 13th May which promises to be a cracking night.

Salford band, Jealous, are playing, along with a Michael Buble style crooner and the night will tail off with a DJ playing tunes into the early hours.

Tickets are £40 and include a champagne reception and a four course meal. Guests also have the chance to win top prizes such as hotel stays, dinner and limo for two and hair do vouchers.

To obtain tickets for the Live Entertainment Evening or to offer sponsorship for September's bike ride, you can contact Tony on 07748 732748 or e-mail tsaville@hotmail.co.uk

To find out more on the services offered at Francis House you can visit their website www.francishouse.org.uk

Words by Graham Williamson
Photo of Tony the Pit Bull by Emma Short

 

 

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