Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Scooters set to descend on Widnes for testicular cancer charity's Dream Day reports the Liverpool Echo

A Halton testicular cancer charity will be holding its sixth annual Dream Day scooter rally and family day this weekend. 

The Mark Gorry Foundation (MGF) will join forces with scooter clubs around the North West on Sunday, June 28, from noon to 6pm at The Parklands Sports And Social Club in Widnes. 

An estimated 200 scooters are set to ride in from across the region to join the now-famous convoy through Widnes to the social club. 

The ride out has been organised by Widnes Scooter Club’s Freddie Moran who has been a real driving force behind the event by helping to cement the scooter scene within Halton. 

In addition to the scooter rally, a number of bands from the area will be playing ska tunes with music from Mad Hat Ska, Indigo Violet and The Sundowners. 

The charity was founded by Widnesian Mark Gorry in 2009, who eventually lost his fight against the illness. 

More than £4,000 has been raised by the charity through previous Dream Days. 

A charity spokeswoman said: “Helping to continue with this real community feel, there will also be performances from long-term favourites The Hotsteppers who have danced in previous years, as well as a celebratory performance from the cast of The Victoria Music Company’s Our House which has just completed a successful run at The Brindley.” 

Wristbands costing £4 can be purchased on the day for children’s activities including face painting, bouncy castles, garden games and special appearances from some popular characters. 

A tombola, raffle and official MGF merchandise will also be available on the day, with a host of local stalls also joining the team. 

The Parklands staff will be catering for the event, providing a range of food including burgers, hotdogs and a hog roast.

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