April 2, 2009

No location profile this week ‚ just the latest news on preparations for Bankstone’s miniature two-wheeled charity fundraiser this summer: Monkey Moviestars.

Over the weekend of the 11th and 12th July a convoy of monkey bikes will be setting off from the Bankstone offices in Brighouse to visit the locations of 10 well known films or TV series around Yorkshire.

There will be five stops on the Saturday, an overnight stop somewhere on the East coast, and then five more sites on Sunday finishing back in Brighouse.

In no particular order, the sites are:

The Piece Hall, Halifax ‚ Brassed Off
Cow and Calf Rocks, Ilkley ‚ Calendar Girls
Scarborough ‚ Little Voice
Whitby ‚ Dracula
Aysgarth Falls ‚ Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
Castle Howard ‚ Brideshead Revisited
Thirsk ‚ All Creatures Great and Small
Northallerton ‚ The Way to the Stars
Goathland ‚ Harry Potter
Elland Road, Leeds ‚ The Damned United

At each stop, the monkey bikers will be recreating a scene from the film concerned in full-ish costume.

Bankstone’s Dickon Tysoe will be reconnoitering the route and blocking off shots on April 15th, so look out for more stories about the locations here on the Bankstone website and in our weekly email newsletter, to which you can subscribe by clicking here.

Bankstone is hoping for lots of media coverage, including a spot on local television.

If you would like to support this insane quest ‚ and why would you not ‚ visit www.justgiving.com/monkeymoviestars where you can also see a video of last year’s event and, of course, make a generous donation.

If you would like to get involved and don’t already own a monkey bike ‚ and why would you not ‚ bike dealership Easy Rider are generously offering new monkey bikes at just £575 each. Please contact Cyril Chell on 01785 251975 for more details. This price includes 12 months road tax and delivery to Brighouse and of course mechanical support on the day.

It’s all in support of a great cause. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance relies solely on the generosity of individuals and sponsors to help save lives across the region. It costs £7,200 a day to keep its two helicopters and highly trained paramedics in the air. Since the service was launched in October 2000 it has flown over 2,200 patients to hospitals across the region and saved many lives.

Monkey PLUS Movie Star

Monkey PLUS Movie Star

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