A calendar involving several high-profile British Superbike riders and raising money for charity in the name of the late Simon Andrews has gone on sale.
The 2015 calendar features the likes of James Ellison, Tommy Bridewell, John McGuinness and Shane Byrne baring their chests in support of former BSB rider Andrews, who lost his life in an accident on the North West 200 in May.
Since his death, Simon's family have carried on his legacy with a range of fundraising initiatives to help support causes close to his heart. Already the family has donated £5,000 to the Isle of Man Hyperbaric Chamber, a charity providing hyperbaric oxygen therapy for rehabilitation, and nearly £4,000 to the air ambulance in Strensham.
The calendar will help to raise money for the Simon Andrews Trust, with £5 from each sale going to the fund, which will support injured riders with their rehabilitation.
“Before my son died he was beginning to raise awareness of people in the sporting industry in general who were injured and often left to fund their own recovery,” said Simon's mother Dee Andrews.
"We are also looking to raise the profile of organ donation. Simon was an organ donor and at his funeral we read a letter from the Organ Donor Association. It stunned the congregation as the letter listed the people that received the organs and told how their lives were before and how they were after the transplants. It was his wish and he felt passionately about it. It's comforting to think that my son can live on through helping others"
"I'm very proud of him. Simon had an amazing life; he travelled the world, met so many amazing people, he got to fly with the Red Arrows and made some wonderful friends. He lived life to the full and travelled more than a lot of people do in a lifetime and we just want to help support the things we know he was becoming more concerned about. He would be really proud because we are carrying the memory on and trying to improve things."
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