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Bill saddles up for biker charity run

Published 31/03/2014 | 02:30

Bill Cullen and Jackie Lavin
Bill Cullen and Jackie Lavin

CAR salesman Bill Cullen and his partner Jackie Lavin, pictured left, have pulled on their leathers, hopped on a chopper and urged others to do the same in the name of charity.

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The well-known pair have thrown their support behind this year's Ride-out for Irish Premature Babies, a charity sponsored by Ssang Yong Motors and set up to look after the families of premature babies.

They were joined by a group of bikers for the launch of this year's four-day, 800-mile motorcycle tour of Ireland. So far, more than €100,000 has been raised for life-saving equipment for prematurely born babies in 11 hospitals around Ireland.

The initiative is now entering its fourth year and this year's trip has been called 'Road Warriors Ride-out for Prems 2014'.

Along the route, the bikers will visit a different baby intensive care unit and present them with a piece of equipment. Each biker has been asked to raise €1,000 to go on the trip, with all the money going to the charity.

Irish Independent

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