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Morgan on his bike to raise much-needed charity funds

Saintfield's Davy Morgan, who is currently competing at the Isle of Man TT on Superbike, Supersport and Superstock machinery for various sponsors, recently took time out of his busy schedule to help raise £1000 for Action Cancer.

Davy's #71 Supporters' Club organised the event at Knock Golf Club in Belfast, which was sponsored by Belfast Honda and the total raised by Morgan and his dedicated volunteers to date, since 2009, is a staggering £12,350.

This money has been mainly raised by the sale of pin badges modelled on Davy's now famous Pink Helmet, with a percentage of merchandise sales throughout the season and donations from all fundraisers included.

For 2013 Morgan's #71 Supporters' Club will continue to raise funds for both Action Cancer and the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children and to help with this, they will continue to sell the pink helmet badges. They have also launched a new pin badge that will be on sale in the TT Grandstand area later this week.

Morgan (pictured) said: "It's great that we have been able to help a little bit again, in the fight against this awful disease, but if someone had told me that we, as a small privateer team, would have raised this sort of money, I would have told them to wise up. I can only thank everyone in the supporters club for the massive effort, and the racing public for their continued support of both myself and these vital charities."

Kerry Anderson from Action Cancer added: "On behalf of Action Cancer, I would like to thank Davy Morgan Racing for its continued support and this generous cheque for £1000. I am pleased that the club is supporting us again in 2013 and I wish Davy and the team all the best for a safe and successful Isle of Man TT."

Belfast Telegraph