Storage Hunters star Jesse McClure and his agent Murray Dawson (pictured) will cycle from Blackpool FC to Accrington Stanley FC on Saturday in the first event of a £40,000 fundraising bid.
The pedal-powered pair hopes their efforts will put £500 in the pot of the OASSC’s (Official Accrington Stanley Supporters Club) project #upinlights – which aims to provide an electric scoreboard facility at the Wham Stadium.
Joining them on the 58km ‘Pedal us to Glory’ ride will be Accrington Stanley’s Managing Director, David Burgess.
Says Jesse: “We hope to raise around £500 in sponsorship – although I still haven’t actually got a road bike yet! So if anyone has one they are willing to lend me – get in touch!
“If we raise more than £5,000, Murray and I will do the ride on his vintage 1970s Grifter and Chopper bikes.”
Jesse, whose new TV show British Treasure, American Gold, premieres on Quest on October 19th, adds: “If we raise more than £6,000 we’ll do it on a tandem. We haven’t discussed how much it would take to do it on a unicycle!”
Jesse’s agent Murray, Managing Director of Scott Dawson Advertising, said: “I wouldn’t say we’ve exactly been training hard– but a couple of laps around the car park – and we’re ready to do what we can to help the Club.
“As part of our Accrington Civic Pride initiative we were happy to print raffle tickets and flyers free of charge, as well as raise sponsorship deals, and help the official supporters club get closer to their £40,000 goal.”
The OASSC’S 2016/17 fundraising campaign #upinlights, include raffles, events and sponsorship.
The first on the agenda is the sponsored bike ride; Pedal us to Glory, which will start at Blackpool Football Club at 8.45am back to the Wham Stadium arriving before the League 2 fixture between the two clubs at 3pm on Saturday 15th October.
Fans can sponsor riders or purchase a raffle draw ticket, price £2, which will be on sale on match day or from committee members.
The draw will be made at half time at the Blackpool game and the prizes are:
- Mascot package for ASFC fixture
- 2016/17 squad signed home shirt
- £50 voucher for Extreme Ladieswear in Accrington
- 24″ Colour television.
- £20 voucher for Oriental Delight restaurant in Clayton-le-Moors
You can sponsor Jesse and Murray at: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/murray-dawson
Or to find out about other events being organised by the OASSC, you can contact fundraising coordinator Mark Brennan 07913 080974 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org