£300,000 raised at Silverstone Day of Champions - Bikesport News

£300,000 raised at Silverstone Day of Champions

TWL's Ken Diko with Marc Marquez and Randy Mamola
TWL's Ken Diko with Marc Marquez and Randy Mamola

An astonishing total of £303,000 was raised at the Day of Champions over the British MotoGP weekend at Silverstone.

So it was a proud moment for Two Wheels for Life founder and CEO Andrea Coleman, and a pleasing one for Ken Diko, Community Co-ordinator for Riders for Health in the Gambia, as they left the circuit.

Two Wheels for Life, supported by and the official charity of MotoGP, has long been a source of funds providing transport for the delivery of healthcare in Africa. It’s associate company, Riders for Health, run the transport management services for healthcare that now operated in seven African countries.

Working with the Ministry of Health, Ken Diko’s team in The Gambia have achieved astonishing results. Now 98 per cent of all children are immunised, one of the top five countries in the world for childhood immunisation.

”This could not happen without the support of Dorna and the generosity of all the riders who appear on stage,” said Coleman.

“IRTA and the teams for their support and generosity. I don’t know any other event in sport where that happens. To them and to my team of staff and volunteers without whom nothing would happen. I thank you.”

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