Top racers have stripped off for charity, ditching their leathers to raise money for the Simon Andrews Foundation. Established by Simon’s family after his tragic loss, the charity is raising funds to help with the rehabilitation of injured riders. So far, £5000 has been donated to the Isle of Man hyperbaric Chamber and a further £5000 to Simon’s local air ambulance.
The calendar features top stars from the road racing and MCE British Superbike paddocks, getting their kit off for a good cause. The calendars are on sale now at £10, with half of that going towards the charity.
Dee Andrews, Simon's Mother: "I'm very proud of him. Simon had an amazing life; he travelled the world, met so many amazing people, he got to fly with the Red Arrows and made some wonderful friends. He lived life to the full and travelled more than a lot of people do in a lifetime and we just want to help support the things we know he was becoming more concerned about. He would be really proud because we are carrying the memory on and trying to improve things."
"We are also looking to raise the profile of organ donation. Simon was an organ donor and at his funeral we read a letter from the Organ Donor Association. It stunned the congregation as the letter listed the people that received the organs and told how their lives were before and how they were after the transplants. It was his wish and he felt passionately about it. It's comforting to think that my son can live on through helping others"
The calendars, which feature famous faces such as John McGuinness, Shakey Byrne, Michael Rutter, Tommy Bridewell and James Ellison, and have been produced by Feridax Shoei and are available online at www.shoeiassured.co.uk/liveunstoppable.php, as well as on the Shoei stand at Motorcycle Live and from all good Shoei dealers.