Bikers moved to tears by Millom boy's tale of courage
Last updated at 16:59, Friday, 11 October 2013
THEY may look tough on their motorcycles, but the story of a hero schoolboy reduced a group of grizzled bikers to “floods of tears”.
Millom Bike Group is seeking sponsors for an end of year charity ride out, and has adopted 12-year-old Bailie Kershaw, who saved his dad Chris Kershaw’s life, as their mascot.
Bailie received a Child of Courage trophy at the prestigious Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards on Tuesday for performing CPR on Mr Kershaw after the 59-year-old suffered a massive coronary failure.
The group is planning a double ride on October 20 and 27 and will present a portion of money raised to the youngster in recognition of his quick reactions and cool head.
Mr Jones said: “Watching Bailie pick up the award was brilliant, it had me in floods of tears. I have known him since he was knee high to a grasshopper and he is very quick to pick things up. It’s great for the Millom community.”
The group will ride to Morecambe and Devil’s Bridge, and will also be raising money for fledging charity Millom Parents and Carers Disability Group, who issued an appeal for support in the Evening Mail last month.
Mr Jones said: “We try to do what we can to help keep things ticking over in the community, but we can’t do everything. The parents and carers group has only just started so we wanted to give them a boost.”
The group has also raised over £3,000 for the Great North Air Ambulance Service, which it regularly supports.
If anyone wishes to sponsor the group, forms are available at shops throughout Millom and Haverigg or by calling Mr Jones on 01229 779263.
First published at 16:09, Friday, 11 October 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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I don't believe that a chairman and treasurer of a bike club are actualy ridding with not crash helmets on.
Come on guys safety is always a must no matter how slow your going
We might look big and scary with our gear on, you might find us intimidating when we filter past you in traffic, but were are all still soft on the inside