The Freeman Heart & Lung Transplant Association has announced it raised over £4,000 during Bike Week at the MCE Ulster Grand Prix in August.
The 2017 charity partner of the world’s fastest road race is a voluntary organisation made up of heart and/or lung transplant recipients, families and their supporters.
It aims to relieve heart and lung transplant patients of the Freeman Hospital in order to improve their conditions of life.
Another key objective of the Association is to educate the general public about the crucial role of organ donation and to grow the organ donor register in doing so.
The charity secured over 50 newly registered donors during the course of the MCE UGP Bike Week.
Representing the Freeman Heart & Lung Transplant Association, Sandra Molyneaux said: “We’d like to thank bike fans for their generous donations to this important charity.
“We were really delighted to get so many people signed up to the organ donor register as that’s arguably even more important than the fundraising itself.
“It’s a cause very close to my heart, as my father, who is a member of the Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club, received a successful double lung transplant at the Freeman’s Hospital in Newcastle just last year.
“I’ve seen first hand the incredible work they do and the lives they save. The opportunity to fundraise during the Ulster Grand Prix was a great way to give a little something back,” she added.
For more information or to find out how to sign up for organ donation please visit http://www.fhlta.org.uk/