Wednesday 20 September 2017

Bill saddles up for biker charity run

Bill Cullen and Jackie Lavin
Bill Cullen and Jackie Lavin
Luke Byrne

Luke Byrne

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.

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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