Bikers draw out charity pin money at rally

Coun David Clark at a Norton bike rally in Morpeth Market Place selling pin badges for Henry Dancer Days, the Mayor's charity.
Coun David Clark at a Norton bike rally in Morpeth Market Place selling pin badges for Henry Dancer Days, the Mayor's charity.
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BIKERS have rallied round to support a children’s cancer charity.

Dozens of classic motorcycles roared into Morpeth earlier this month as the Norton Owners’ Club held its national rally.

The main event took place at Morpeth Rugby Club, but the bikers also took their machines to the Market Place to put them on display.

One of the first to view the bikes was Morpeth town councillor David Clark, who owns a Triumph Bonneville and an ex-Special Air Service Regiment display bike, an Armstrong MT500.

He also took the opportunity to sell new Morpeth Town Council pin badges, which have been commissioned by Mayor Joan Tebbutt to raise funds for her chosen charity Henry Dancer Days.

The charity was set up by Morpeth woman Jane Nattrass in memory of her 12-year-old son Henry Dancer, who succumbed to osteosarcoma, an aggressive bone cancer. It provides funds for families affected by the illness to enjoy precious time together.

Coun Clark said: “I thought this was a great opportunity to sell the badges because bikers are known for putting their hands in their pockets. Within an hour I had raised about £200, which is great.”