A FUNDRAISER in honour of Dave Myers has hit its £100,000 target with a donation from Barrow Raiders.

Following the event at the Northern Competitions Stadium on Dave Day, the Raiders were left with just under £6,000 to donate to the Dave Day charities.

Bosses decided to top this amount up with their own donation and the charities received £10,000. This money went directly to the charity bank account and is in addition to the GoFundMe Page, which at the time of writing stood at £93,744 - meaning the £100,000 target has been reached.

The money raised in total will be given to NSPCC Childline and The Institute for Cancer Research, charities which were chosen specifically by Dave's family as the best way to pay tribute to his legacy.

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Chairman of Barrow Raiders Steve Neale said everyone in Barrow 'loved' Dave therefore they felt they wanted to contribute.

He said: "It was such a fantastic day. We were proud to be part of that day and we felt that we also wanted to contribute like thousands of other people have.

"We would be very open to doing it all again next year if it became an annual event. Barrow does not get that many great events and I think it was something that put the town on the map."

The GoFundMe page set up by Jason Woodcock has received more than 5,100 donations.

Dozens of messages have been left by the donors who shared their appreciation for Dave, The Hairy Bikers and Dave Day.

Samantha Harding said: "An absolutely amazing day. Huge high five to everyone involved and here's hoping you raise loads of money for these 2 amazing causes. Having been treated for breast cancer myself the bike I took part on was my treat for finishing everything."

Mark Steven Clifford said: "I was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer on 7th March 2024. I'm now up, running and back on the bike following major surgery. I couldn't manage the full ride but I rode to the nearest bridge and waved the procession through. Big thanks also to Preston and Chorley NHS Trust ColoRectal and Cancer teams together with all supporting agencies, you are fantastic. Now on-to the Chemo.

Jake Eden said: "I attended the amazing ride on Saturday in honour of Dave. Respect to Si, Lili, Woody and all for a great event and a big thank you. Love from the Eden Family."