Motorcycle club pledges £12,000 to cancer charity

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An Amber Valley-based motorcycle club has raised over £12,000 for charity - less than a year since forming.

The League of Zeal Motor Cycle Club (LOZMCC) formed last November after one of their member’s daughters was diagnosed with cancer.

Heage teenager Lauren Elliott has been undergoing successful treatment for her condition at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Since forming, the club has continuously raised funds for this personal cause, through events and donations for Teenage Cancer Trust, which helps and supports young people with cancer.

Last month the club staged its maiden charity motorcycle festival at Sycamore Farm in Shottle.

Called ‘The Old Goat Grumble’, the event included children’s activities, competitions and a motorcycle display and was attracted over 500 people.

The event was entirely run by members of LOZMCC and close friends and nearly all of the activities, assistance and music were provided free in order to maximise the amount of money raised.

The event raised a total of £5,000 and altogether the group has now taken its grand total past the £12,000 mark.

Kevin Fraser, one of the club’s founder members, said: “We tried to beg, borrow and scrounge as much as we could in order to maximise the money raised for Teenage Cancer Trust but we were overwhelmed by the generosity of everyone who helped.”

Angela Kehoe, East Midlands Regional Fundraiser for Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “Since LOZMCC formed in November, they have tirelessly fundraised. They have been a tremendous support to us, and I cannot thank them enough for all their hard work and dedication.”