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SLIDESHOW: Rain no issue as bikers ride to raise charity cash

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 03, 2014

  • 02/03/14 BONE-shaker MARROW-thon Bone shaker bike marathon....Steve and Katherine Sinfield

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AFTER her battle to beat leukaemia and surviving a bone marrow transplant, wet and windy weather conditions were not going to stop a cancer survivor’s mammoth motorcycle charity ride.

Katherine Sinfield, her husband Stephen and even Burton’s MP Andrew Griffiths braved the weather conditions to take part in the in the BONE-shaker MARROW-thon, which saw more than 100 bikers ride from Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Birmingham, to Burton’s Queen’s Hospital.

The ride was organised to raise money for Cure Leukaemia, Anthony Nolan and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity, after all three played a vital role in helping 33-year-old Mrs Sinfield, who lives in Balfour Street, in Burton, undergo a bone marrow transplant and enter remission from leukaemia.

The morning ride ended with a family fun day that was held at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium.

Mr Sinfield told the Mail: “It was a great day and the only thing that really let it down was the weather.

“In total, 130 bikers took part in the fund-raising ride and we are so pleased with that number.

“We do not know how much we raised yet but we hope to have a figure by the end of the week.

“I would like to thank everyone who helped us organise the ride, we could not of done it without them.

“A big thanks has to go to Burton Albion for letting us use the stadium for the event, Arnolds for the raffle prizes. LDC for the bikes and Hardy Signs for the banner they produced and all the other firms who provided prizes for our raffle.

“We may hold the event again next year but we will assess how much we raised and, if we do it, it will be at a different time of year.”

To donate visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/boneshaker

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