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Motorcycle Club present cheque on behalf of Kyle Andrew

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.

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 Ballynahinch.

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.

Ulster Star
24/08/2007