TV star in cycle ride to fund new scoreboard

Storage Hunters star Jesse McClure and his agent Murray Dawson
Storage Hunters star Jesse McClure and his agent Murray Dawson
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Storage Hunter star Jesse McClure will cycle from Blackpool FC to Accrington Stanley on Saturday in the first event of a £40,000 fundraising bid.

Taking part alongside his agent Murray Dawson, McClure 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.

Jesse said: "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 19, added: "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, October 15.

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 include a mascot package, a signed shirt and a 24' inch television.

You can sponsor Jesse and Murray at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/murray-dawson