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Motorcyclists hold charity event to aid Chesterfield hospice and poorly youngster

Andy Taylor and Ant Porter. Picture by Tony Else.
Andy Taylor and Ant Porter. Picture by Tony Else.

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.

The track day was a great success. Picture by Tony Else.

The track day was a great success. Picture by Tony Else.

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."