THE date for the third annual Ride 4 Violet-Grace has been announced, just as her parents push for the 100,000 signature goal for a law change in her name.

The tragic death of Violet-Grace Youens in March 2017 following a hit and run led to an outpouring of love from the St Helens community for her grief stricken family.

To remember the superhero, who saved two lives by becoming an organ donor, her proud parents Becky and Glenn, from Eccleston as well as members of the St Helens community, organised the Ride 4 Violet-Grace.

It saw hundreds of cyclists and motorcyclists ride from Saints' to the two hospitals, Whiston and Alder Hey, to raise money for them trying to save her life.

The first event was just three months after her death in July 2017 and raised £13,000. Last year's raised £4,811.

This year it is back for the third time on Sunday, July 21, which will again include a family fun day outside the Totally Wicked Stadium all in Violet's memory, which also promotes organ donation.

Cyclists will ride to Whiston Hospital and back on the day, a 10 mile ride, with motorcyclists joining them and also heading to Alder Hey Children's Hospital, in all a 20 mile round trip.

Becky and Glenn are currently gathering signatures for an online petition calling for tougher sentences for drivers that kill.

This follows the man who mowed down their daughter, Aidan McAteer, only recieving just over nine years in jail.

This will be halved to just over four years for his early guilty plea.

Becky and Glenn, who are also parents to three-year-old Oliver, want to increase the potential sentence tariff to life imprisonment and for the law, if passed, to be called Violet-Grace's Law.

The petition currently stands at 82,520.

To sign the petition go to