Jim gets his chance to rev up for charity

Posted on 05 Feb 2010

A dedicated charity fundraiser and member of staff at Jennings Ford has boosted funds for a local charity after taking part in a motorbike event.

Jim Forsyth, 44, from Ingleby Barwick, who works within the bodyshop and service departments at the group’s Cargo Fleet Lane dealership in Middlesbrough, has just completed the Boundary 500 Santa Motorbike event and raised £300 for Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice in Middlesbrough.

The event, which was scheduled to take place in December, but unfortunately was cancelled due to bad weather, took place last month.

“Even though the event was cancelled in December, I was still determined to continue with the fundraising,” said Jim.

The hospice which offers palliative and respite care for babies and infants up to five years old and who have life limiting or terminal illnesses.

In addition to receiving support from family and friends, Jim also received a kind donation from his employer.

Nas Khan, managing director of Jennings Motor Group, said; “When we heard about Jim taking part in the event, we were more than willing to help out.”

Jim, who has been a keen biker since the age of 16, has also raised hundreds of pounds for the Great North Air Ambulance, having taken part in their Boundary 500 bike ride for the past four years.

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