Saturday March 23, 2019
LEICESTER Speedway are delighted to announce their support for charity ahead of tonight’s opening team event of the season at the Paul Chapman and Sons Arena, Beaumont Park (7.30).

The Watling JCB Lions face newly promoted Ipswich in a special inter-league challenge – and they’re backing the Speedway Riders Benevolent Fund with regular donations throughout the season.

All seven Leicester riders will each donate £5 from their earnings from every home meeting this season and the total of £35 will be matched by the club.

SRBF Chairperson Paul Ackroyd said: “It is a wonderful gesture that has never happened before.

“We are very pleased that the Leicester team and management are going to back the Ben Fund in this way.

“We are just thrilled that the riders have agreed to enter into supporting the charity that has delivered assistance to so many people in need over the years and continues to do so.”

Scott Nicholls, winner of the Ben Fund Bonanza Grand Final on Sunday and captain of the Watling JCB Lions said: “I think it’s a great idea for riders to make a contribution to the Ben Fund. Speedway is such a close knit community and riders who unfortunately pick up injuries are very fortunate to have such fantastic support from the Ben Fund. It really is quite unique.”

Tonight’s action gets underway with the first race at 7.30pm with free entry for children aged 16 and under accompanied with a paying adult.

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