Bikers in Tameside have been showing their support to a cancer charity – raising £400 at a sixties-themed afternoon.
The bikers – the Globe Café Cowboys – along with others held a ‘60s Afternoon Out in aid of Prostate Cancer’ on a very wet Saturday in July, but even the weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of this hardy bunch!
The event was held outside, so as to keep social distance, at the Globe Café in Dukinfield and the café staff supplyed much needed ‘fuel’ to keep everyone going.
One of the founding members of the Globe Café Cowboys and DJ for the day was Bob Taylor – known within the biking fraternity as “Bonneville Bob”.
He said: “We have done many fundraising events throughout the years and they have always been very well attended, but with the weather being so bad, we weren’t sure how many would turn up. I was amazed by how many came, but us bikers are known for not being just sunshine riders!
“Some even travelled across the border from Sheffield and Barnsley, which was amazing. We also had a group from the Night Owls Scooter Club who kindly donated £100 to the kitty – what a great bunch of lads.
“All told, we raised a fabulous £400 on the day, which will be winging its way to Prostate Cancer UK very soon.
“Thanks to everyone that attended on the day and to those who helped with the organisation, including Julie and the staff at the Globe Café. Roll on the next one.”
Prostate cancer affects about 1 in 8 men in the UK, mainly those over 50, and your risk increases with age. The risk is even higher for black men and men with a family history of prostate cancer.
To keep up to date with what’s happening at the Globe Café visit their Facebook page www.facebook.com/Globe-cafe-592341604109800 or telephone them on 0161 830 0792