The Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix has announced that more than £7.5K has been raised for CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading children’s cancer charity, during Bike Week 2015.
In total, race fans donated £7,752 through a wide range of fundraising activities in the paddock and around the track, from bucket collections to fantastic auctions and raffles.
CLIC Sargent is also the official charity partner for Lidl, which sponsors the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix and which helped make a significant contribution to the final total.
Nadine Campbell, Area Fundraising Manager for CLIC Sargent in Northern Ireland said: “We’d like to thank everyone who supported CLIC Sargent during Bike Week. From the fans to the officials and riders, the effort was fantastic and together we’ve raised vital funds to help us continue our work throughout Northern Ireland.
“Two children are diagnosed with cancer here every week but what often goes unseen is the huge emotional and financial strain that this diagnosis can place on the family.
“CLIC Sargent works to provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to patients and their families, and it’s thanks to the fundraisers such as the Ulster Grand Prix that it’s all possible.”
Clerk of the Course at the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix, Noel Johnston said: “We’re delighted to be able to support CLIC Sargent and the important work that they do in Northern Ireland.
“Every year we are reminded that the generosity of road racing fans is second to none and we’d like to thank everyone for helping us to get behind this fantastic cause.”
To find out more on CLIC Sargent, please visit http://www.clicsargent.org.uk