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My ride for brave Jay on bike I built
8:30pm Thursday 16th August 2012 in News
A MOTORCYCLIST from Malvern will be riding his custom-made machine to a famous bikers' cafe in London to raise money for a seriously ill child.
Steve Jordan of Mead Way will be riding to the Ace Café on the North Circular, a haven for motorcyclists and other petrolheads, and back on Friday, August 24.
He is doing the ride to raise money for Jay Hitchins, aged seven, of Martin Close, who is being treated for neuroblastoma, a type of cancer.
Mr Jordan, owner of Malvern Fencing, will be riding the bike he built himself out of parts from vintage British bikes. He said: "The aim is to get there and back without the bike conking out. I think it'll be if l don't push it. I just wanted to do something that will help Jay and his family."
To support Mr Jordan, call him on 07787 587084 or 01684 891112.
His ride comes two days before Jay Day, a fund-raising event at Malvern Town Football Club on Sunday, August 26, starting at 11am and going into the evening.
The day features a raffle, tombola, rounders tournament, tug-of-war, bouncy castle, crazy golf and a disco.
Russell Petty, a cousin of Jay's mum Kelly, said: "We're adding more attractions all the time. The aim is to raise as much money as possible to give Jay some serious treats.
"The response we have had from local businesses and individuals is absolutely overwhelming. The lady who’s collecting tombola and raffle prizes has filled up her house. Malvern Town have donated all the food for the barbecue."
He said Jay Day was the idea of Tasha Arnold, Clare Almond and Kirsty Smith, all friends of Kelly Hitchens.
"There are a lot of volunteers, including some males who will be getting waxed to raise money," said Mr Petty.
"It's going to be a great day for all the family, and we want as many people as possible to come along."