June 1, 2012

Amazingly it seems there are still people out there careless enough to allow Bankstone’s Dickon Tysoe and Andy Jones to attend their events. Latest on the list of those soon due to rue the day are the organisers of the Leon Haslam Classic at Wellingborough Golf Club on 12 June in aid of children’s charity SPARKS.

Excitingly, leading print and data management specialists IOS of Bristol and the London-based Sports Bar & Grill chain of restaurants are among the main supporters of this literally prestigious event.

Non-famous members of most of the 28 teams taking part in the golfing competition will be joined by some poor b*gger attending in the role of “celebrity” and will thereafter be able to claim the trivial satisfaction of tossing off world-wearily dismissive comments on the clay-footedness of the idol in question.

The celebrities provisionally include William Beck, Ian Woan, Dean Ashton, Iain Dowie, Eugene Laverty, Troy Corser and John Reynolds. Host and World Superbike star Leon Haslam commented: “For SPARKS to receive this support and awareness is really good.”

Meanwhile preparations continue apace for Bankstone’s own charity outing Medieval Monkeys 2012. Charity Yorkshire Air Ambulance (as featured in the popular TV series Helicopter Heroes) have now checked out Saturday afternoon stop Sheriff Hutton Castle to make sure they can safely put a chopper down to drop in on the charity cavalcade as they stop off for tea and cucumber sandwiches (quartered diagonally, crusts off).

Bankstone News can exclusively reveal that three new teams have signed up to take part in the event and also that the very desirable bike used last year by Gary Coates (who is unable to take part this time round) is still available for just £500 – and could yet be yours to own and ride in MM2012.

Finally look out for Bankstone News in this month’s Insurance Age. Yes, really. Though goodness knows what our usual erratic style will look like once it’s been through the mill of respectability courtesy of IA’ssubeditors. Word is that references to cuddly toys and genitalia have survived the cut though!

So that’ll be one to watch out for!

From all at BN, have a great Jubilee bank holiday!


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