The MCE insurance Ulster Grand Prix 2018 has selected a cause close to its heart as the nominated charity to benefit from this year’s event.
The Injured Riders’ Welfare Fund, which is headed up by Jan Simm, Sheila Sinton and Yvonne Ward, has been supporting riders after injury since 2003 by offering financial assistance and emotional support.
One of the founding members, Jan Simm, said:
“We are absolutely delighted to be this year’s charity partner and would like to thank the Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club for giving us this opportunity. We offer support to riders from all over Ireland and those who come from other countries and are injured here.
“The Fund also covers the costs of travel to hospital and treatment. It’s not just about giving people money, it’s about giving them that support and comfort. We are a small charity and work hard all year round to raise money for injured riders so being the charity partner of such a high profile event is a welcome boost for us.
“There are lots of exciting fundraising events taking place throughout Bike Week including a Sponsored Walk on Sunday 6th August, followed by a Table Quiz in the marquee the following Tuesday at 7.30pm. We look forward to meeting friends old and new there and to raising lots of money!”
Clerk of the Course at the Ulster Grand Prix, Noel Johnston, said:
“I’m delighted to partner up with the Injured Riders’ Welfare Fund and help raise money for what is an incredible charity. I have seen first hand the important work that they do in what are sometimes exceptionally difficult circumstances.
“They are an integral part of the event and both ourselves at the Ulster Grand Prix and those they have helped over the years are extremely grateful for the support and guidance they provide.”
If you would like to find out more about the Injured Riders Welfare Fund log onto http://www.injuredriderswelfarefund.org.uk or check out their Facebook page.