Dedicated fundraiser revs up cash for Great North Air Ambulance

Posted on 29 Jun 2010

A dedicated charity fundraiser and employee of Jennings Ford has once again boosted funds for a local charity after taking part in his fifth consecutive motorbike event.

Jim Forsyth, 44, from Ingleby Barwick, who works within the bodyshop and service departments at Jennings Ford’s Cargo Fleet Lane dealership in Middlesbrough, has just raised under £300 for the Great North Air Ambulance Appeal.

The Great North Air Ambulance provides, maintains and improves air ambulance cover across the North East and Cumbria.

The Boundary 500 bike ride included Jim covering a total of 511 miles on his beloved Kawasaki ZZR1200 motorbike.

Starting at Carlton Bank in Cleveland, the journey covered areas from Scarborough, Skipton to Barrow-in-Furness, Whitehaven, Berwick-upon-Tweed and eventually took Jim back to Carlton Bank.

Jim said; “It was a challenge, but a very enjoyable one and at the end of the day it has boosted funds for an extremely worthy cause. I would like to thank everyone for their kind and generous support.”

Successfully and safely completing the journey in an impressive 10 hours and 22 minutes resulted in more than £275 being raised for the Great North Ambulance Air Appeal, a charity Jim has raised hundreds of pounds for over the years.

In addition to receiving support from his family, friends and work colleagues, donations were made by his employer, Jennings Ford, who has supported Jim in previous charity events.

Jim has been a keen biker since the age of 16 and taken part in the Great North Air Ambulance Boundary 500 bike ride for the past five years.

Nicky Dalkin, operations director for Jennings Motor Group, said; “We were delighted to support Jim who, over the years, has raised hundreds of pounds for charity.”

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