Soap Stars Gear up for Summer Extravaganza
Members of the cast of the UTV Soap `Emmerdale` were special guests at a Press Launch in the Culloden Hotel yesterday for the Emmerdale Extravaganza, a family fun day taking place at the Ulster Folk and Transport museum later in the year.
As part of the days activities, Bangor Club North Down CC will be promoting a 10 kilometre family cycle within the grounds of the Folk Museum.
Other activities on the day include a 5km fun jog, abseiling, 5-a-side football and a gala dinner in the Culloden Hotel in the evening. All this will take place on Saturday 7 June, with all proceeds are in aid of the Anthony Nolan Trust.
Cast characters, Paddy, Eric Pollard, Perdy & Grayson Sinclair were on hand at the launch, where Chris Chittell (Eric Pollard) was selected to try out the static bike North Down CC had provided for the launch.
Speaking for the Club, Dr Tom Henry commented, “We are delighted to have been asked to become involved with this special event in June, for what promises to be a fantastic day out. The fact that the `Emmerdale Extravaganza` is coming to the province for the first time, and that North Down CC have been asked to host the cycling event is a great honour”.
The Anthony Nolan Leukaemia charity has been involved with the Emmerdale Extravaganza for 7 years, with the event always based in Aberdeen. This year will be the first they have moved from their Scottish base, and in association with sponsors including UTV, Charles Hurst and Translink, the fundraising day is moving to Northern Ireland.
Emmerdale actor Chris Chittell (Eric Pollard) gets to grips with the static bike provided by North Down CC at yesterdays launch of the Emmerdale Extravaganza at the folk museum in June. The fundraising day is in aid of the Anthony Nolan Leukaemia trust. Helping Chris are North Down Cyclists John Hunter and Rachel Mitchell, assisted by one of the models from the Style Academy present for the launch.