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Bikers ride for pal

PUBLISHED: 20:20 23 August 2002 | UPDATED: 12:31 03 March 2010

IT is hoped more than 100 motorcyclists will gather for a charity motorcycle run to celebrate the life of a hugely popular man who died from a rare form of cancer.

IT is hoped more than 100 motorcyclists will gather for a charity motorcycle run to celebrate the life of a hugely popular man who died from a rare form of cancer.

The event is being held in memory of Creeting St Mary man Philip Squirell, who died in September 2000 of Non-Hodgkins T-cell lymphoma aged 35 years.

Neil Boast, Philip Squirell's brother in law, is organising the charity motorcycle run which will take place on Sunday September 8.

The run will start at The Pickerel Inn, Stowmarket at 12.30pm and go via Creeting St Mary and the A1120/A12 ending up at The Butley Oyster for a BBQ and prize draw.

His brother-in-law Neil Boast a police sergeant said today: "During his illness Phillip expressed his desire to work with children if he managed to beat his illness, but sadly he didn't although he battled hard.

"He loved bikes so we decided that an annual charity bike run in his memory would be a nice way to remember him and at the same time raise money for a cause which was close to his heart."

Mr Squirrell who was affectionately nick named Squidge was well known for his passion for motorbikes and travel.

Last year 80 motorcyclists took part in the event which raised £800 for the Children's Hospice in Foxhall Road, Ipswich.

Anybody wishing to take part in the event should meet at The Pickerel Inn, Stowmarket at 11.30pm.

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