ANDREW Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has congratulated Alan Coates, Bob Taylor and The British Motorcycle Preservation Society for their tireless fundraising in the local community.
Mr Coates is a long standing member of the British Motorcycle Preservation Society (Manchester Branch) and last weekend alongside fellow member Bob Taylor organised a Rock ‘n Roll charity event in conjunction with the Globe Cafe in Dukinfield. The event, attended by Gwynne raised £232 for Prostate Cancer UK – which is the Preservation Society’s “Charity of the Year”.
Over the years, Coates and the Society have raised in excess of £35,000 for a variety of fantastic causes. In addition to the recent event at the Globe Cafe, Coates is also in the process of selling his various spares online and donating a portion of the proceeds to Prostate Cancer UK.
Mr Coates’ efforts, coupled with the recent event at the Globe means that he and the Society have helped raise a mammoth £11,493 for Prostate Cancer UK.
Commenting on the achievement, Andrew Gwynne said:
“Alan and the British Motorcycle Preservation Society are doing some incredible work in raising money for great causes.
I was lucky enough to go along to the Rock ‘n Roll event on Sunday, and had a brilliant time. There were some incredible bikes and fantastic music. A big thank you to Alan, Bob and the Globe Cafe for having me.
People like Alan and Bob make me so proud to represent Tameside, and I can’t wait to see what they get up to next!”