PREMIERSHIP footballer Shaun Wright-Phillips and X Factor star Ray Quinn roared into Cookham on motorbikes for a charity event.

The charity Harley Davidson ride from London was to raise cash for the Education for the Children Foundation, which helps underprivileged children in Guatemala.

They took a break at the Sanctum on the Green hotel in Cookham Dean, co-owned by Iron Maiden manager Andy Taylor and restaurateur Mark Fuller.

The annual rides have raised more than £50,000.

Mr Wright-Phillips, a winger for Manchester City, said: “I do it proudly every year. It is to help kids with school books and education and to find resources and information that they need to have a good life.”

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Shaun Wright-Phillips.

Mr Quinn, X Factor runner up in 2006 and currently starring in Dirty Dancing in the West End, said it was a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ to ride the bikes.

He said: “We had a good laugh up and down the motorway, it was brilliant. It is a fantastic cause, to be part of it is brilliant.”

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Ray Quinn.

Charity founder David McKee said: “We live in a celebrity culture so we can reach so many more people.”

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