Mick's Motocross fundraiser for meningitis

Mick's Motocross fundraiser for meningitis

20 July 2012

Mick White from York, is gearing up for the annual “Louis” race meeting, which takes place on Sunday 29th July 2012 in aid of Meningitis Research Foundation

Mick organises the event every year in memory of his son Louis who sadly died of meningococcal septicaemia in July 2002, shortly before his second birthday. Mick said: “Louis had not been his usual self one afternoon. He was tired and very hot and his mum Karin decided to take him to York Hospital where he was admitted and monitored. At 11pm she discovered a rash on his arm and the staff spent most of the night trying to figure out what Louis had got. At 4am I was called to the hospital where Louis was in intensive care, unfortunately Louis had one of the worst types of meningitis and they weren’t able to save him and he died that morning.”

A keen Motocross fan and supporter of the Foundation, this will be Mick’s tenth time staging the popular race to help raise vital funds for the charity, to date over £13,500 pounds has been raised.

From 11am, spectators will be treated to an afternoon of exciting Motocross racing across four different ability classes on a superb purpose-built track at Wilberfoss, 7 miles east of York. The event promises to be a great day out for anyone who enjoys the thrill of watching fantastic sporting races and will appeal to both Motocross enthusiasts and local people alike

An entrance fee will be charged on the gate, with all profits from the event being donated to MRF’s ongoing fight against meningitis and septicaemia.

Mick is also looking for volunteers to help on the day so please do get in touch at: mikinyork@hotmail.co.uk

Genna Vizard, Community Fundraising Officer at MRF said: “we’re so grateful for Mick’s continuing support of MRF through this event which has raised so much money during the past ten years. The money raised at the annual “Louis” race meeting will make a valuable contribution to the charity’s work in funding vital scientific research, raising awareness of the symptoms, and supporting people affected by these devastating diseases”

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