Bikers help hospice

18 June 2011

Sheila Halton of Leigh and Andrea Randall from Hindley will be exchanging their leathers for a Hospice T shirt to take part in the Wigan & Leigh Hospice Ladies Star Trekkers sponsored walk on 4th June.

Sheila and Andrea are members of the Hindley Motor Cycle Club who are big supporters of the Hospice.Sheila is a keen biker herself, owning a Suzuki 400.

Just one, but important way the club give their support is by acting as mobile marshals of the route at the Star Trekkers event.This will be the third year of their support.

Bikers help Wigan & Leigh Hospice

Sheila and Andrea are discarding their leathers and helmet to walk in support of local people living with a life-threatening illness.Sheila said "We know what a terrific job they do.My partner Steve is also a club member and a discharged Hospice patient."

Hindley Motor Cycle Club was founded in 2002 and now has 25 active members, plus partners, with ages ranging from 25 -65.On the May Bank Holiday weekend, a 'Tower to Tower' ride from Blackpool to Paris is a highlight of their social activities.

Hospice fundraising and events officer Julie Dennis says,"An event like Star Trekkers involves a lot of 'behind the scenes' support and we want to thank all the volunteer stewards and marshals who help to make Star Trekkers a fun and fabulous night."

Star Trekkers is on Saturday 4th June at 10pm and is a brand new route starting from Morrisons in Ince.Ladies, if you have not already done so, don't delay in signing-up as the event is drawing near.You don't have to run or even jog.Star Trekkers is a gentle stroll.Why not walk with friends, family and colleagues.

The evening commences with the Wish FM Roadshow with Breakfast presenters Kev Seed and Claire Hannah who is also walking.The warm-up will also feature ZUMBA, the latest fitness craze to sweep the UK.There will also be a special appearance by the newly-crowned Miss Wigan, Abbie Green.

Join now, whatever your age or ability.One lady has previously completed the route using a walking frame!So whatever your level of fitness, join in this terrific fun-event and help the Hospice to continue providing the care and support we may need ourselves someday.

Application forms can be downloaded from, are available from any Hospice shop, the Hospice or simply ring 01942 525566.

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