Isle of Man TT racer Davy Morgan has handed over another £1,500 to a cancer charity and confirmed he will continue to raise cash for the fund during the 2011 road racing season.
Throughout 2009 and 2010 Morgan sold pin badges featuring his distinctive pink helmet to support Action Cancer.
In the first year the charity’s breast cancer awareness campaign was highlighted with badges featuring a pink ribbon as well as the helmet design.
Last year the focus switched to Action Cancer’s Get a Grip! campaign, which was aimed at highlighting prostrate cancer. The 2010 badge added a blue ribbon and the Get a Grip logo in addition to Morgan’s helmet.
Over the past two years he has handed more than £6,500 to Action Cancer and a further £2,400 to breast cancer charities in the Isle of Man and Ireland.
Last month Morgan handed over his latest donation to Action Cancer, a cheque for £1,500, during the Davy Morgan Golf Day, sponsored by Belfast Honda, at Knock Golf Club.
The fundraising effort began after the Davy Morgan #71 Road Racing Supporters Club was set up in 2009 to help Morgan with his racing budget. A member suggested the club should also be supporting charity and, due to Morgan’s famous pink helmet, Action Cancer’s breast cancer awareness campaign was identified.
“Our thanks goes to all those kind people who sold and more importantly bought our pin-badges in 2009 and 2010 and not only supported me, but also this very important and life-changing cause.”
“In 2011 I will continue to carry the Action Cancer logos on my helmet, leathers and race bikes, to help promote the charity. The club will continue to sell the remainder of both badges at £3 each or £5 for the pair in the hope that, once again, the racing fraternity and beyond will show their generosity and help to support Action Cancer and their breast cancer awareness and Get a Grip! campaigns”