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  • Barber revs into action at charity bike event

    Danielle Thompson

    A HARLEY Davidson enthusiast teamed up with barbers from across the country to raise funds for the children’s charity, Make-A-Wish Foundation.

    Dan Rix, co-owner of the The Master Barber’s Shop in Southport, took part in the BarbersRide Charity Motorcycle ride, when riders battled all weather conditions to bike 1,500 miles on A & B roads in five days from Liverpool to Lytham via Bath, Aylesbury, Norwich and Sheffield.

    The 46 year old, who is a keen Harley Davidson rider, rode alongside other bikers from within the Hair Industry, taking them The team of avid bikers visited various barber shops and Harley Davison dealerships holding seminars and workshops o the way, raising £16,000 in total. Of this, Dan had raised £500 himself through sponsorhip at his barber shop.

    He said: “I was invited to take part in the epic journey by the male grooming Company American Crew who were one of sponsors of the event, alongside Harley Davidson, Reuzel and Captain Fawcetts.

    “The Barbersride has now run for three years and has raised approximately £40,000 for various children’s charities, such as Make A Wish, Alder Hey & Great Ormond Street Hospital.

    “Here at the Master Barber’s Shop, we raised £500 and would like to thank all those who so very kindly made donations to such a worthy cause.”

    A spokesperson from BarbersRide said: “Make-A-Wish grant special wishes for sick children when they are most in need and bring positivity and happiness in times of distress. We really wanted to work with a national children’s charity this year so that children from each region could benefit. “Make-A-Wish were the perfect organisation to partner with and we’ve had incredible support from our Sponsors, our riders, the barbers and barbershops who have hosted seminars and of course the guests at every event.”

    To take part in the Barbersride next year, visit barbersride.com

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