Special meeting raises £8,000 for Kim

STRICKEN speedway rider Kim Jansson has benefited to the tune of £8,000 after a special meeting was held for him at Foxhall Stadium last Thursday.

Elvin King

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STRICKEN speedway rider Kim Jansson has benefited to the tune of £8,000 after a special meeting was held for him at Foxhall Stadium last Thursday.

And the young Swede, who is confined to a wheelchair after breaking his back in a racing accident in his home country in August, has expressed his thanks.

“I want to thank everybody who turned out, and for their generosity,” said Jansson, who rode for the Witches for six years up to 2007.

Gillian Webb, who along with her husband Clive is one of the main organisers of the rider's benefit fund, said: “I took several rucksacks containing £8,084 to the Nationwide Building Society in Felixstowe on Friday,” said Mrs Webb.

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“And I was grateful to Gemma Castell at the Building Society for spending the time to count all the money out.

“I would like to add my thanks to everybody, from the Ipswich management, the riders, sponsors and fans who helped turn last Thursday into such a successful occasion.

“And the fund raising will continue throughout the winter,“

The Evening Star Witches have no meeting this Thursday, with the next action at Foxhall being a four-team tournament of Thursday week.

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