‘Vampires’ set to visit Emsworth for fundraiser

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FUNDRAISERS will be dressing up as vampires during a charity cycle ride in Emsworth.

Firefighters, soldiers, Royal Navy personnel and gym-goers have decided to spice up their charity event by wearing vampire cloaks and fake fangs.

As reported in The News, fundraisers plan to pedal from Emsworth to Transylvania – without moving.

Instead, they will cover the 1,480 miles on static spin exercise bikes, taking turns every few hours.

The bike ride takes place on Saturday, November 26 from 6am to around midnight.

It will aim to raise hundreds of pounds for Love Light Romania, which helps provide respite care for children suffering from HIV and AIDS in the former Eastern Bloc country.

Perry Dodgson, crew manager at Emsworth Fire Station, said: ‘Taking into account that in Bram Stoker’s Dracula novels he used Transylvania as the homeland for vampires, we will be cycling some of the event in a vampire cloak and a set of sharp teeth. We will be carrying out this “eye catching” display from mid morning to hopefully increase publicity and obtain more donations.’