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My Dad died on Friday. Ben Spiller was a pretty great guy. I can't claim he's an actual celebrity but it's possible if you are from the Reading area you'd know him. He won the pride of Reading award in 2017. He organised the Reading Toy Run every Christmas for over 30 years.

Bikers would assemble on mass at the Foster Wheeler building and ride together to the Barnardos School High Close with toys that got distributed all over the country to children that otherwise probably wouldn't get anything.

It is a local spectacle the signifys the start of Christmas for many local families. The pavements literally fill with people watching the parade of 2000+ bikers.

Through the Toy Run he raised millions for charity and more importantly made sure that needy children had a toy at Christmas all over the UK. It ment a lot to him to get those kids toys and every year it was possible that's what happened. They are the guiness world record holders for Toy Runs and i couldn't be more proud of him.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/reading-bikers-toy-run-smashes-8245103.amp

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/reading-toy-run-organiser-wins-13848958.amp

 

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My Dad died on Friday. Ben Spiller was a pretty great guy. I can't claim he's an actual celebrity but it's possible if you are from the Reading area you'd know him. He won the pride of Reading award i

Not what I've heard!

I'll not actively court it, because I fear he'll haunt me (and it's as much as I deserve), but I have already seen a bump in sales. The sole thing that allowed me to financially survive the first

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Sorry to hear about your dad, @DEF , what an incredible legacy to leave. Every right to be proud and every right to include his passing in this thread.

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