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The Rev revs up for Le Mans fundraising drive

Rev John Brackenridge pictured last Friday afternoon in his 1957 MGA with Lisburn Mayor, Councillor Allan Ewart and former Mayor, Councillor Ronnie Crawford.

TO help raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care, Rev John Brackenridge from First Lisburn Presbyterian Church, will complete two laps of the famous Le Mans circuit in his 1957 MGA sports car next month.

John's fundraiser will take place on the Circuit de la Sarthe, France on Saturday, July 10 prior to the start of the Le Mans Classic race.

Last Friday afternoon Mayor Councillor Allan Ewart and former mayor Councillor Ronnie Crawford got to grips with the car and wished John 'bon voyage' and best wishes as he makes final plans for his innovative fundraising initiative in support of this worthy charity.

Marie Curie Cancer Care provides high quality nursing, totally free, to give people with terminal cancer and other illnesses the choice of dying at home, supported by their families. It runs nine Marie Curie Hospices offering free specialist care for patients and support for families, conducts palliative care research and funds scientists who investigate the causes and treatments of cancer.

If you would like to support the fundraising drive you can post a donation marked Marie Curie at First Lisburn Presbyterian Church, to 49 Market Square South, Lisburn or you may go online to Justgiving, going to John Brackenridge's page at to make a gift. By using 'Justgiving', Marie Curie Cancer Care gets your money faster and, if you're a UK taxpayer, 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, is added to your donation.

Ulster Star