By Euro Weekly News Media • 08 July 2015 • 8:44
CORRIE: Shayne takes a break for charity ride.
SINGER, and soon to be Coronation Street soap star, Shayne Ward, is visiting Almeria this week.Shayne, who won the X Factor in 2005, is an ambassador for Hearts and Minds, a Manchester-based charity which raises money and awareness for autism. Shayne’s nephew is autistic and he aims to raise £8,000 for the Hearts and Minds Challenge with a 150-mile (241.4 kilometres) charity ride in Almeria. Shayne calls it the Spaghetti Western trek because he will be travelling on horseback through the same countryside where so many films have been made.The money is destined for a support service offering legal aid, information and technology to families touched by autism.He has been filming since June and his Coronation Street character Aidan Connor – cousin to Michelle – makes his debut in August. Shayne has spent three months learning to ride at a specialist training centre and his bosses have given him four days off for the trek.Shayne is in Almeria for a four-day trek but hopes to have a day off for exploring before flying back to the UK.
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