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Special ride out raises cash for Georgy’s treatment

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Special ride out raises cash for Georgy’s treatment

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A special ride out event, which started from the Moorlands, has helped raise cash for a young boys medical treatment. The ‘Ride Out for Georgy’ took place on Saturday (August 22) starting at the Master Potter in Cheadle before proceeding to The Woodside Pub in Crewe to meet Georgy.

A special ride out event, which started from the Moorlands, has helped raise cash for a young boys medical treatment.

The ‘Ride Out for Georgy’ took place on Saturday (August 22) starting at the Master Potter in Cheadle before proceeding to The Woodside Pub in Crewe to meet Georgy.

Georgy, who lives in Crewe, is a young boy who was initially diagnosed in 2018 with a very rare bone cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma.

He went on to have successful treatment by the NHS and was then in remission until, in April this year, his family learned that the cancer had come back.

Georgy’s family are now raising £240,000 so that the youngster can go to a stem cell transplant hospital in a top medical treatment centre in Asia for further treatment.

The ‘Ride Out for Georgy’ event at the weekend was organised by Matt Hammond, who lives in Cheadle.

He said: “I heard about Georgy’s fight through an event I attend called ‘StokeConTrent.’

They had posted Georgy’s Justgiving page to their Facebook page and I felt I could do something to help with the Jurassic Park Jeep I own.

My friend Mike Bell heard about my plans and wanted to help.

He and his wife Emmy own a Lightning McQueen replica and do similar fundraising through a channel called Lightning & Friends.

Soon we had more wanting to join in and help.

The final lineup included cars: Jurassic Park Jeep, Lightning McQueen, Pontiac from Smokey and the Bandit, Mustang called Eleanor from Gone in 60 seconds, LAPD SWAT Van and a Chevrolet C10 Truck.

We also had characters: Jurassic Park Dino Wrangler with Jade the baby Raptor, Captain America, Stormtrooper andGhostbusters.

We set off from the Master Potter (after breakfast and collecting for Georgy) in convoy at midday and arrived to meet Georgy at the Woodside pub in Crewe.

We all like to do our best for anyone in need and to put a smile on someone’s face through such difficult times is priceless.

The amount we raised was £586.”

To donate further funds, and also to read Georgy’s full story, people can go online to www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/helen-capener-4.

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