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Off-roaders rev-up thousands for emergency department

Local motocross riders raised close to £2000 for their local A&E department at a charity event on Friday 7 August.

The high-revving 2-stroke action day at Apex Motocross Practice Track in Worcester brought in £1,911.54 for the emergency department at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, after 142 riders signed up to entertain the crowd.

Among the riders was upcoming local star, 13-year-old youth rider James Hanscomb, who has been making a name for himself in national competitions over the last couple of years.

James said: “It was a really great day; it was amazing to have so many riders taking part.”

Lee Jones, Manager at Apex Motocross said: “Unfortunately motocross does carry some risks. Despite working hard to make our facility safe and having a medic around to treat minor injuries, we do sometimes need to make use of our local A&E department. Everyone who has been treated there has been very well looked after. We know how hard the staff are working and this is just our way of saying thank you.”

Kirsty South, Senior A&E Sister said: “We’re really grateful for the fantastic donation Apex Motocross has made. It will help us improve the comfort and experience of our patients in the department. It’s so nice for the team to be recognised for all the hard work we put into caring for our patients.”

If you're interested in fundraising for your local hospital contact the fundraising team on 01905 760551 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.