Mourne Motorcycle Club men
Robin Campbell (from Bailliesmills) and Jim Boyd
(from Ballynahinch), Valerie Peacock Special
Practioner of palliative care, Alison and Andrew
Shields from Kilkeel.
THE Mourne Motorcycle Club has presented the
Northern Ireland Children's Hospice with a cheque for £7,500
raised at a charity event held in May at the Millbrook Lodge in
The event was organised to raise funds for
the Northern Ireland Children's Hospice in Belfast following the
death of 13-year-old Kyle Andrews, the youngest son of one of
its members Andrew.
Kyle passed away on October 13, 2006 from
Sanfilippo Syndrome and spent much of his time in the
Hospice. It was due to the support and care that he received at
the Hospice the Mourne Club decided to run a charity event.
Kyle's mother Alison, who kept a diary of her
son's traumatic life, is currently writing a book on his life,
taken from extracts and will be out in November. Kyle was just
five days away from his 14th birthday when he sadly passed away
on October 18.
At the charity event there were modern and
classic motorcycle races, a side show
of vintage cars, show trucks, the Dukes of
Hazzard car, vintage bikes and trikes on show and the Harley
Davidson Motorcycle Owners Association were also there. Help and
sponsorship was from Ballynahinch Lions, Ballynahinch
Regeneration Committee, Douglas Autoparts, Café Rossi, Andy Ward
Sports Ltd, the Millbrook Lodge and the Country Fried Chicken
Ballynahinch Lions collected at the event and added another
£250 of their own money to the sum.