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Injured Riders Fund boosted by Ulster Grand Prix support

By Staff Reporter

The Ulster Grand Prix organisers have chosen a cause close to their hearts as the nominated charity at this year’s event.

The Injured Riders Welfare Fund — headed up by Jan Simm, Sheila Sinton and Yvonne Ward — has been supporting racers after injury since 2003 by offering financial assistance and emotional support.

Jan — a founding member — said: “We are delighted to be the chosen charity for this year’s Ulster Grand Prix — it is a huge deal for us. All money raised goes to the riders as opposed to being spent on administration.”

Fellow founding member Yvonne said: “Jan, Sheila and I have been on the wrong side of racing, but we have managed to produce something good out of our experience.”

Clerk of the Course at the Ulster Grand Prix, Noel Johnston, said: “It’s such a fantastic cause and one that is close to many of us in the sport.”

For more info on the Fund visit www.injuredriderswelfarefund.org.uk or Facebook.

To make a donation email dontfalloff@btinternet.com

The UGP will take place from August 8 to 13 at Dundrod.

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