THE Railway Club have honoured the memory of one of their long-standing members who died of cancer.

59-year-old Susan Helsop, from Stretford, died of cancer in September 2015 and was a member of the club for around 17 years.

Since her death, Graham Wright, a club member since it opened 22-years-ago has held numerous charity events to raise money for St Ann’s Hospice, which cared for Susan through her illness.

Every year, Graham has held a charity bike ride.

This year 18 people turned up to ride 32 miles from Chester Rugby Club to the Railway Club's headquarters in Chester Road, Stretford.

Susan’s husband, Tony who is Graham's good friend and their sons, Anthony, Martin and Luke and her brother-in-law, Steve were amongst the team taking part.

The team raised almost £5,000 for St Ann’s Hospice and since 2015 have donated more than £10,000 to the charity from previous bike rides and presentation evenings.

The purpose of St Ann's Hospice is to provide care and support to people living with or affected by life-limiting illnesses.

Organiser, Graham Wright, said: "Sue was a lovely special lady and the care she received as a patient at St Ann's in Heald Green was second to none. We'd like to thank everyone for their donations and anyone who wants to join our bike ride next year is more than welcome."

Graham plans to hold another cycling trip next spring and would also like to hold a golf day.