Motorcyclists hold charity event to aid Chesterfield hospice and poorly youngster
Two keen motorcyclists have organised a charity track day to raise money for a Derbyshire hospice and a poorly young boy.
Andy Taylor and Ant Porter, of Clay Cross, held the event at Darley Moor last month.
Andy said: "We had a great attendance and everyone had a great day."
The event raised more than £750 with £600 going to Chesterfield-based Ashgate Hospicecare and £150 going to local lad William Downes, who was diagnosed with adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) last Christmas.
ALD is a rare, genetic disorder characterised by the breakdown or loss of myelin - the fatty covering surrounding nerve cells in the brain - and progressive dysfunction of the adrenal gland.
Andy said: "The money raised is going to make the remainder of his life as comfortable as can be."
He added: "Both are excellent causes and we hope the money raised can help."
Andy held a track day at Darley Moor last year.
He said: "It was mainly friends on motorbikes who had never been on a track before.
"Subsequently everyone asked if we could do it again but this year we agreed to do it for charity."