7:30am Wednesday 7th May 2014
By Gina Bebbington
A DETERMINED Northwich woman is marking the anniversary of her fiance’s death with an event to make him proud.
Zoe Goodwin has organised the Ride in Paradise Sean Foden Memorial Fun Day to raise money in memory of Sean, who died in a motorbike crash on the A556 on May 7 last year.
The passionate motorcyclist was a member of the IT support team at Mid Cheshire College, which is helping Zoe and her family hold the event on May 10.
Zoe, who was due to marry Sean on August 16 last year, said: “Knowing it’s all for Sean makes me really proud.
“I want to try to make him as proud of me as I am of him.”
The fun day will be held at the college’s Hartford campus from noon to 6pm on Saturday, May 10.
Attractions include a motorcycle display, Vectra display, bouncy castle, bouncy slide, bucking bronco, live music from college students and a first aid display.
There will be a variety of stalls, including hook the duck, name the bear, sweets, fancy goods, books, a white elephant, face painting, hair braiding and men’s hair cutting.
There will also be a raffle and a double tombola.
All proceeds will go to the North West Air Ambulance, a charity that Sean supported.
Zoe said: “Sean wasn't just a causal biker, he lived for his motorbike and there wasn't a day where he didn't talk about his motorbike or wanting to race.
“Sean had already printed off loads of information and researched how to get into the racing industry once the wedding was out of the way – his words not mine!
“On May 4, 2013, he wrote on his Facebook wall 'Was at Oulton Park watching practice sessions, really gets me excited can't wait to start racing'.
“We were at the British Super Bikes watching the racing, he watched so closely and took everything in, how the racers were taking the bends, what lines they were following.
“Sean took to motorbiking like a duck took water, he wasn't just following his dream, he was living it.”
Zoe and her family have already raised £3,000 for the air ambulance by selling memorial bands, super moto naming cards, Christmas hampers and holding bingo nights.
There will also be a car boot sale at Mid Cheshire College from 9am to 1pm on Sunday, May 11.
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