Bikers raise money for national charity with gig at Yardbirds club in Grimsby
BIKERS revved up to hold a charity gig at the Yardbirds club in Grimsby – raising £485.
Members of the Two Hats bikers club put on the event to raise money for the National Association for Bikers with a Disability (NABD).
The event was inspired by the deeds of Two Hats member Kenny Ball, who went the whole of 2012 without having a drink.
Paul Bratley, who organised the gig along with Marion Albery, said: "Last year Kenny gave up drinking for a year. There are probably 2,000 pictures of him on Facebook and in all of them he's got a beer in his hand. I said that if he is going to make the effort to do something like that then we should use it as an opportunity to raise money for charity and we decided to do it for NABD.
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"They adapt trikes so that people who are born with a disability or who lose their limbs through accidents can enjoy biking."
Local bands Decoy and Fourworn performed on the night, as did Derby band Airstryke.
Games including Play Your Cards Right added to the entertainment.
Paul said: "Lots of local businesses have donated raffle prizes and we are grateful to the Warlocks who have given us the use of the club and a sound engineer for free.
"As well as raising money tonight, we will be attending bikers' events throughout the year where we will be collecting donations. We won't have the final sum until the end of the year."
Fellow Two Hats member Tracy Westman said: "I think what Paul has done is an amazing achievement. Nobody believed that he would do it, not even himself, so we are all very proud of him. We hope this is going to raise a lot of money and we have had a lot of help from a lot of good people."
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