Local family’s boost for charity and bike club

Sixteen-year-old Sophie, who is a lower sixth form student at Cross and Passion College in Ballycastle, was delighted to receive the cheque from the McMichael family. Also included is Bill Kennedy, Clerk of the Course for the Armoy Road Races.. Accompanied by her mum, Pauline and sister, Zoe, Sophie thanked the MINBM 15-15 AR
Sixteen-year-old Sophie, who is a lower sixth form student at Cross and Passion College in Ballycastle, was delighted to receive the cheque from the McMichael family. Also included is Bill Kennedy, Clerk of the Course for the Armoy Road Races.. Accompanied by her mum, Pauline and sister, Zoe, Sophie thanked the MINBM 15-15 AR

A local family have been praised for showing the better side of North Antrim and their village in particular.

Bill Kennedy was speaking in his capacity as Armoy Road Races Clerk of the Course after donations were made to his club as well as to a Ballycastle girl who suffers from a rare neurodegenerative genetic condition called Ataxia-Telangiectasia (also referred to as Louis–Bar syndrome).

Denis and Francesca McMichael and their children, Rachael and David, throw open their home on the Lagg Road every year during the race providing a useful vantage point for enthusiasts.

Bikes, camper vans and cars are grateful for the parking space and in return for voluntary donations, which are divided between a nominated charity and the Bike club, refreshments are served.

Just over £1500 was collected £820 of which was presented to the A-T Society and the remaining £700 to the club.

Mr Kennedy said: “These are very fine people doing what they do for the Bike Club and charity. They do everything in their power to assist us.”

Francesca praised all those who helped her cater for the visitors as well as those who gave so generously on the day.

Sixteen-year-old Sophie, who is a lower sixth form student at Cross and Passion College in Ballycastle, was delighted to receive the cheque and thanked the McMichael family for all their kindness.