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Foggy and Whit offer to help Huck cancer fund

King of the Jungle Carl Fogarty has agreed to do an evening of chat in aid of the Friends of Huck cancer fund-raising campaign. The four-times World Superbike champion will be joined by his best friend and Eurosport commentator James Whitham for the event, which takes place on Thursday, 14 May at The Engine Shed in Wetherby (LS22 7SU).

Friends of Huck is raising funds for former top motocross and Team Green racer Mark ‘Huck’ Hucklebridge who has terminal cancer. The fund-raising campaign is being co-ordinated by motorcycle journalist/PR Carly Rathmell.

Fogarty said: “Cancer is sadly an illness I know too much about. I have lost, like many, good friends from this awful illness. Carly made contact with me about doing a chat night for Huck and I was more than happy to come and help out. I hope the night can raise some good money for Friends of Huck. It will be good to see familiar faces from the racing paddocks but also new fans from my jungle experience, I’m looking forward to it and hope to see you there.”

Whitham is also no stranger to the illness, having battled Hodgkin’s Lymphoma back in 1991 and successfully beating it. “When I was asked to do this I didn’t give it a second thought as I love the world of motorsport and keen to also support cancer charities so the combination is perfect. Mark is only young and has a little boy who is only seven, if we are able to make some money to give him that extra time then it is more than worth it.”

There is one very special auction item on the evening. Yamaha Racing, Lin Jarvis and Andrew Smith from Yamaha Europe have kindly donated two passes for the Silverstone Moto GP in August. This will include Paddock Passes from Friday to Sunday. On Saturday they will become special guests of the Yamaha team which includes a garage tour, some goodies to take away and meeting Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo.

Tickets are £18 plus a booking fee and are pre-book only at this link:-

www.engineshedwetherby.co.uk

www.facebook.com/FriendsOfHuck.

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