Hartlepool scooter club’s fundraiser was its best yet

Hartlepool & District Hospice and Miles for Men receiving cheques from Hartlepool Supporters' Scooter Club.
Hartlepool & District Hospice and Miles for Men receiving cheques from Hartlepool Supporters' Scooter Club.

A Hartlepool scooter club’s annual charity day continues to be bigger and bigger after raising more than ever in their latest event.

Members of the Hartlepool Supporters’ Scooter Club, supported by the thriving local scooter community, dug deeper than ever in a day of great live music and fundraising.

Great people and good friends, it’s great they choose our charity to raise money for

Micky Day, Miles for Men

The Third Kick event at Hartlepool United Supporters’ Club in Sandringham Road, in August, raised £4,500, which has now been presented to Hartlepool & District Hospice and cancer charity Miles for Men.

The event in August gave riders the perfect chance to show off their wheels with prizes awarded for the best Vespas and Lambrettas.

Local bands played throughout the day and night with all giving their time for free.

Janice Forbes, community fundraiser at the hospice, who received a cheque for £2,250, said: “This is a great result and it was lovely of them to think of the hospice.

“I hope they all had a good day and the money raised will go towards our patient care services we provide to local people.”

Micky Day, founder of Miles for Men, said: “We would just like to say a big thank you to all that took part in helping and donating their time, great people and good friends, it’s great they choose our charity to raise money for.”

The scooter club requested £200 be donated to The Abbey Longstaff wheelchair appeal.

Miles for Men gave £400 to County Durham youngster Mason Campion, who has a brain tumour, to allow him to visit Disneyland this Christmas.

The amount beat last year’s total raised by the scooter club of £4,000, and was almost triple of its first event in 2013, when it made £1,600.

The club meets regularly at the Hartlepool United Supporters’ Club and has about 60 members. It said it was blown away by the amount raised and thanked everyone who donated their time, prizes and supported the event.