Delighted charity receives donation

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MORE than £1,000 raised at a scooter rally in Elwick has been handed over to delighted charity representatives.

Dozens of scooters rolled into the picturesque village for an action packed day at the McOrville Inn, in Elwick.

The day was organised by the Hartlepool United Supporters’ Club Scooter Club in support of Miles for Men.

The charity’s founder, Michael Day, told the Mail he was disappointed to not be able to make it along to the event.

But he was delighted to be able to meet with the club’s members to receive the cheque donation of £1,600.

Scooterists from Hartlepool Scooter Club, Billingham A19 Scooters, the Stockton Wasps and Berwick Bulldogs all took part in the show.

And as well as the impressive vehicles on show, people got to also enjoy a live musical performance from Ska Boom.

Michael, 39, who lives in Innes Road, in the town, said: “I was gutted I couldn’t be there, it sounded like an absolutely fantastic day.

“But we were so grateful that they chose our charity, as we are with every event which supports us, and it was brilliant to meet with the scooter club and receive the cheque. It was a huge amount to raise on the day.”

A spokesman for the scooter club described the event as “magnificent” and everyone who took part was proud to have raised as much as they did.

Club members are now hoping the McOrville Inn will play host to the event every year. The pub’s licensee, Clare Riddle, 33, said she was extremely pleased the event had been such a success and raised the impressive total for charity.