Sold-out crowd had a ‘good night on the wheels’ with superbike legend Carl Fogarty

Carl answers questions from the audience

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The evening with Carl Fogarty was held at the Crofters near Bolton, Greater Manchester in July, with around 350 guests taking part in a question-and-answer session with the racing star, enjoying live music, a raffle and an auction which raised over £ 1,600 for the children’s charity.

The four-time superbike world champion was surprised to receive a Loyal Service Award from the NSPCC and to be announced as the new Ducatti Manchester Group Ambassador.

Rachel Walker, NSPCC Volunteer Community Engagement Manager, organized the award on behalf of the children’s charity.

Rachel said: “Carl’s contribution to the NSPCC over the years cannot be underestimated. Through his generous donations of time, auction memorabilia, participation in sponsored hikes and overall support, he has helped raise over £ 50,000 in sponsorship and donations from businesses and members of the public. .

“Every book he has helped us collect over the years has been used to help children and young people in the North West and the UK in their darkest hours and when they need help most. and support. We are extremely grateful for everything he does for us, and recognizing him with this award is the least we can do for all of his amazing work.

Carl Fogarty said: “I thought I might have some fun questions tonight, but I never thought for a moment that I would receive an award like this. It’s really touching to be recognized like that, but it’s such a good cause that we would still be fundraising.

“Michaela and I signed up to take part in the Vietnam Cambodia Bike Ride in October which we both looked forward to before it had to be postponed last year.

“If that gets tough, which I think, I’m sure this award and the knowledge we will be supporting thousands of children in the Northwest will help us out.

Carl Fogarty with his wife Michaela

Michaela Fogarty has been on many sponsored treks and events with her husband and was also thanked for her support of the children’s charity.

Michaela said: “Carl and I have been on treks together in Iceland, Patagonia and Transylvania, but I have also climbed Mount Toubkal in Morocco for the NSPCC, as well as a series of challenges in the UK – no not that we are competitive. about that!

“To receive such recognition is wonderful, but we both know that the work of the NSPCC is extremely important in ensuring that children and young people in the North West and across the UK can be protected from abuse and violence. neglect, so anything we can do to help them achieve that goal is worth it.


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