Scooter show boosts charity

A selection of the scooters on show at the McOrville Inn, in Elwick

A selection of the scooters on show at the McOrville Inn, in Elwick

0
Have your say

A PICTURESQUE village welcomed almost 100 scooters as an action-packed show raised more than £1,600 for charity.

Scooterists from as far afield as Berwick and Mansfield brought their impressive engines to the village for a rally and show at the McOrville Inn.

A selection of the scooters on show at the McOrville Inn, in Elwick

A selection of the scooters on show at the McOrville Inn, in Elwick

And it wasn’t just the scooters which provided the entertainment on the day.

Popular Teesside musical outfit Ska Boom got the hundreds of people who attended moving with their array of well-known Ska hits.

The event was organised by the Hartlepool United Supporters’ Club Scooter Club.

And everyone who spent the afternoon in Elwick helped to boost Hartlepool-based cancer charity Miles for Men by raising more than £1,600.

A spokesman for the scooter club, said: “It was an absolutely magnificent day, a get-together for many of the scooter clubs in the North-East and further afar raising money for this worthwhile charity.”

The organisers, like Miles for Men representatives, were absolutely delighted with the amount raised.

And after the success of Sunday’s event, the organising club revealed they are hoping to make the show at the McOrville an annual event on the scooter calendar.

Hartlepool Scooter Club, Billingham A19 Scooters, the Stockton Wasps and Berwick Bulldogs Club were just some who took part in the show.

Prizes were on offer for the best scooters in the show. Nick Pegg, from Harrogate, was named the overall winner. And as well as the tunes offered up by Ska Boom, mod band Ordinary Affair and acoustic guitarist John McAffrey also took to the stage to entertain the crowd of more than 300.

Miles for Men founder Michael Day, 39, was grateful the charity was chosen as the beneficiary of the event.

Michael said: “It means the world to us to get support like we are getting and it’s fantastic that they chose to support us at the show at the McOrville.

“I was gutted I couldn’t be there because it sounds like they had a brilliant time.

“To raise as much as they did was excellent.”