Could you Crack the Krypton Factor Assault Course?
HAVE you got
what it takes to grapple with the most challenging assault course on
TV? Children Today Charitable Trust is offering you the chance to
defeat the legendary Krypton Factor assault course on Sunday, 20
September 2009 in Richmond, North Yorkshire.
This assault course requires 100% physical and mental commitment as
you tackle the 600m course. There are 10 minor balance dexterity
obstacles and 10 major obstacles such as the climbing wall, Queen
Mary rope swing and the zip wire. This course is not for the feint
Commenting on the challenge, Fundraising Manager Elizabeth Oakes
said:- “Anyone taking part will find it a tremendous
experience and extremely rewarding knowing that the funds they raise
will go towards the purchase of specialised equipment for disabled
children throughout the UK”
The charity is looking for volunteers to raise a minimum of £100 to
take part in this iconic challenge. To find out more please contact
the Events Team on:- 01244 335 622 or email:-
Biking for girls!
manufacturers are waking up to the fact that women are no longer
content to ride pillion and let men have all the fun. With women
climbing higher on the corporate ladder, opting to have children
later in life or staying single, their spending power is increasing
and they are buying motorbikes of their own in ever greater numbers.
Nowadays big bikes are more streamlined and easier to handle and
what's more they go even faster with a lighter-weight woman on
On the racing circuit
women are competing against the guys in the British Superbike
Championship and making their presence felt.
There are estimates that up to 20% of all bikers are women and, as
with cars, they are still statistically safer riders than their male
counterparts. Because women bikers are less likely to be involved in
an accident Bikesure, insurance services, offers a generous discount
to female bikers.
"We've looked at the stats and there's no getting away from the fact
that women make far fewer claims than men so it seems only fair to
reflect that in the price of their policies." says
Bikesure's Robert Balls.
Women are also likely to invest in good quality helmets, leathers
and protective clothing, so will be especially interested in
Bikesure's competitive Helmets & Leathers policy.
So lads ride safer
and you might get these savings as well!
New Classic Car Show at Knowsley
THIS is the
first time the classic car and bike show has been held at Knowsley
Hall, although it’s one of 30 events being staged by Woodward
Automotives this year. Set in the picturesque parkland in front of
the hall, Knowsley promises to be a spectacular venue for all the
vintage vehicles, which include classic cars, motorbikes and light
commercials, displayed by individual enthusiasts and car clubs.
Over 400 exhibits have been confirmed, so far, including gorgeous
old bikes like BSA’s and Norton’s as well as classic cars ranging
from Rolls Royce’s, Sunbeams and Aston Martins to Vauxhalls, Minis
and Morris Minors. There’s also the tool and trade stands and of
course the ever popular Auto Jumble, but the highlight of the event
has to be the displays from the many car clubs. This year sees
presentations from New Lancs VW Club, Jaguar Enthusiasts Club, St
Helen’s Classic Car Club, Granada Members Club, Morris Minor OC,
Sunbeam Rapier OC, Teal Kit Car Club, Midget and Sprite Owners Club
and various MG clubs. With running commentaries and judging of
classes, there are plenty of competitions and prizes for exhibitors.
Mark Woodward who has organised the show said:- “It’s great to
have a different venue in our calendar of events. It’s always
exciting for me to see the hundreds of vintage vehicles being
paraded around somewhere new. The Hall only has a limited amount of
days that are open to the public, so this event gives visitors a
chance to view not only the fabulous collections of cars and bikes,
but also to explore the Hall, gardens and breathtaking parkland. I
know Knowsley will be the perfect backdrop for this new show!”
The first Knowsley Hall Classic Car and Bike Show opens from 10am to
4pm on Sunday, 16 August 2009. Admission prices are: Adult £6.00,
Under 14’s £2.50. Home to Lord Derby, Knowsley Hall is easy to find
and is well signposted off the M57, near to the famous Safari Park.
Knowsleys’ charming tearoom and restaurant will be open throughout
the day and guided tours are available at a small extra charge.
CURRENCY FOR KIDZ
MECCA Bingo in
Southport has launched a new campaign that will turn old coins and
leftover holiday coins into much needed funds to support the
independence of young wheelchair users in the local community.
The club’s Currency for Kidz scheme asks people to bring any foreign
or old coins to the bingo club on Lord Street to be donated to Mecca
Bingo’s charity of the year Whizz-Kidz.
Jo Dale, General Manager of Mecca Southport says:- “Whenever
you come back from a summer holiday it always seems like you have a
pocket full of leftover foreign coins. The banks won’t take them
but, until the end of September, we’re accepting any foreign or old
coins as a donation for Whizz-Kidz – all money raised will go to
deserving kids in the region. Last year Mecca raised more than
£280,000 for Whizz-Kidz and we’re hoping that with initiatives like
currency for Kidz will help us to smash that this year!”
Ruth Owen, Chief Executive of Whizz-Kidz, added:- "We are
absolutely thrilled with the enthusiasm and inventiveness of all
Mecca team and club members in raising money to support young
wheelchair-users' independence. Disabled children stand virtually no
chance of getting a powered wheelchair on the NHS. Through Mecca
Bingo’s funding of powered and manual wheelchairs and training, more
children now have the opportunities previously denied them. Please
help us raise even more money to make real differences to young