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From November 6th to the 10th, Josh Maddison, Joseph Peters, Alice Veitch and Reuben Lane (Ronnie's son) will be cycling 325 miles from Cardiff to Billingham to raise funds for the MS Society.
They are all linked by the stage production, 'All or Nothing - A Mod Musical', which tells the story of the Small Faces. Ronnie Lane, bass player in the Small Faces and prolific writer/musician, was diagnosed with MS in the late 1970's and lived with the condition for 21 years before his death in 1997.
The ride will begin straight after the cast's final performance in Cardiff, on the 6th November, covering 325 miles before they arrive just in time for their first performance in Billingham on the 10th November. So, the pressure is on! Ronnie's son, Reuben, has joined cast members Josh and Joe for the ride along with friend of the cast, Alice.
When asked about the ride, Reuben Lane has said:
"I have always wanted to be part of raising money for the MS Society, due to my personal connection to the charity. My father Ronnie Lane died as a consequence of this disease in 1997, after battling the crippling illness for 21 years. He actively helped raise money for MS by setting up his own charity called the Arms Charity. He spent many years raising money and awareness for MS, devoting his time to help people fight this illness. In the back of my mind, I have always wanted to continue his legacy raising money for the extremely deserving charity, however the time has never been right...until now. Last year, I became a father for the first time to my beautiful daughter Honey Lane. It is due to her that I have the courage, inspiration and drive to start my fundraising story. I want her to be proud of me, as I was of my dad. When I was invited to participate with the cast of All or Nothing Musical, to undertake this charity bike ride, I couldn't think of a better way to start my journey. What a fantastic opportunity to honour the memory of my late father, as well as raise money for a great Charity."
The group hope to raise as much money and awareness they can for this horrible disease that still has no cure with this challenging ride in the harsh November weather. Please follow our progress on twitter at @AONthemusical and through the All or Northing Group event page on Facebook. We'd love you to spur us on with words of encouragement. For more information on MS, please visit www.mssociety.org.uk
Thank you for anything you can give and we'll leave you with some of Ronnie's most iconic lyrics https@//youtu.be/14Viwvgtv6A (The Small Faces - Itchycoo Park).
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