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Mayor's charity motorcycle ride is a roaring success!

Mayor's charity motorcycle ride is a roaring success!

May 14, 2019

The Mayor’s Charity Motorcycle Run and Hog Roast took place last night. The event was a roaring success, raising £1,250 for his nominated charity - Cancer Fund for Children.

120 motorcyclists registered for the run, which started at Lagan Valley Island and followed the historic Temple 100 route, which is situated between Saintfield and the Temple crossroads on the Belfast to Ballynahinch road.  Participants stopped off to view the Dromara Destroyers Tribute Garden on the way with the Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Uel Mackin, riding pillion for the duration of the run.The group worked up an appetite and finished up at Phillip McCallen Motorcycles in Lisburn where they enjoyed a hog roast together.

As Northern Ireland’s leading children’s cancer charity, Cancer Fund for Children understands the devastating impact a cancer diagnosis and its treatment has on the whole family. And that beyond the essential medical care, there is a family life that needs to be rebuilt. The charity's aim is to ensure that every young person, aged 0-24 years old, diagnosed with cancer or living with a parent diagnosed with cancer, and their families will receive the support they need (both during and after treatment) so that no family has to face cancer alone. 

The money raised from the Mayor's Charity Motorcyle Run and Hog Roast brings the total raised for the charity so far to over £70k! The Mayor would like to thank everyone who took part in the run, both in organising and participating, and also everyone who donated much needed funds for this great local cause. 

For more information about the charity go to