Motorcycle duo ‘Let It Go’ in fancy dress fundraiser for SSAFA

Motorcycle enthusiasts Mark “Spoons” Witherspoon and Dave “Woolie” Newsome took to the stage dressed as princesses Elsa and Anna from Frozen last weekend in front of a crowd of over 100 bikers after making a bet to raise £350 for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

Spoons and Woolie “let it go” on August 21, 2021 – Woolie’s birthday – at GEMcc Sapphire & Steel motorcycle rally at the Sloop Inn, Hirst Courtney near Selby.

Spoons was a Lance Corporal in the Fusiliers for nine years, taking in two tours including Northern Ireland and Bosnia. Woolie is a long-term supporter of the Armed Forces community and runs Team Sober MCC, which has raised funds for SSAFA over the last few years. The duo said: “We agreed that if we raised £350 for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, we would dress as female princesses. The community has now raised £460 meaning we have to go ahead with our challenge!”

As well as raising a few eyebrows, the intrepid pair has now raised more than £755 for SSAFA with their Frozen inspired onstage exploits.Their friend, Paul Auduchowitsch, said: “We have purchased the dresses, wands and tiaras for the two of them. SSAFA has kindly provided a pretty sash for the pair of them too!”

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