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Raising money in memory of Jack
1:00pm Friday 9th August 2013 in News
A WOOLSTON man has raised more than £2,500 to help fund courses for young motorcyclists in the town in memory of Jack Bellis.
Tony Rich, aged 43, of Hereford Close, completed the Greater Manchester Marathon in four hours eight minutes in April.
He has now counted the money raised so far.
It will help fund a campaign to provide advanced driving courses for bikers aged under 25 in Warrington in tribute to 19-year-old motorcyclist Jack, from Padgate, who died in a crash last year.
Tony is working alongside Andy Bellis, Jack’s father, the teenager’s friends, and the Institute of Advanced Motorists, to offer the ‘skills for life’ lessons.
He is aiming to pay for 50 per cent of each course, in a bid to drive down accidents involving young motorcylists.
The AA stopman said: “There is no catch to this. We just want people to be safer.”
For more information on the courses call Tony on 07815 317047 or search RIP Jack Bellis on Facebook.
A fundraiser for the campaign takes place at Showbar on Friday from 7.30pm.
There will be an auction and raffle.
Jack, died in a collision with a car on Warrington Road, at its junction with Domino Court in Runcorn on October 14, last year.
Bail has been extended until September 4 for a 22-year-old man arrested in connection to the incident.
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