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Charity chicken run raises more than £3,500
A MOTORBIKE ride in aid of the air ambulance flew through Bewdley and Stourport on its way to raising more than £3,500.
The second annual charity chicken run took place on Sunday, September 2, starting at the Hopwood Services at junction two of the M42 and arriving about two hours later at the Old Beams pub in Stourport.
The event raised £3,565 for the Midlands Air Ambulance and Emergency Blood Bikers.
Jacquie Worrall, one of the organisers, said: “It is getting bigger every year so this year we had a lot of people wanting to help us.
“I would say there was about 500 to 700 bikes which took part and people lined the streets as we arrived in Bewdley and Stourport. When we got to the Beams, there was music, food and charity stalls. It was a great day.
“We always choose the air ambulance to raise money for because they saved my husband [Mick “Chicken Mick” Worrall’s] life. He always dresses as a chicken during fundraisers.”
Emergency Blood Bikers and members of the regions biking clubs helped marshal the roads along with the Severn Free Wheelers.
“There were a lot of generous people,” added Mrs Worrall. “One man donated a hamper full of food as well as £50. Next year it will be bigger, we will organise more stuff and raise more money.”