The Simon Andrews Fund for Rehab
THE NEC BIKE SHOW
Simon was a regular competitor in the British Superbike Championship and took part in four World Superbikes races including 24hr Endurance Races in Macau China and France.
The Simon Andrews Fund was set up in 2014 following Simon’s devastating and fatal accident in May of that year at the North West 200 and was born from an idea Simon had whilst he was alive. Simon fully appreciated how fortunate he was with the help of physiotherapy, cognitive therapy and some of the best aids available to help the riders achieve a faster recovery.
However, a lot of racers struggle financially when they have an accident and it has a direct impact on their immediate family and this is where the Simon Andrews Fund for injured riders comes in.
There have been Funds established in Isle of Man since 2001 and a Fund established in Northern Ireland since 2003 and we now have the Simon Andrews Fund for Injured Riders in England started by his family, in his name, for injured riders to part fund physiotherapy treatment and access much needed medical services.
Thanks to your support the Fund has paid out almost £25,000 since its inception. We have helped numerous riders with much needed bone repairing treatment and full use of any hyperbaric chamber around the country, plus private physio treatment. After the TT this year we also made a donation to the Marshalls Association in recognition of their amazing work throughout the racing season.
We would also like to say a huge thank you to everyone who continues to support us purchasing the first class calendars each Christmas and everyone who do collection buckets throughout the year. Without all your help the Fund would not be able to raise the money we have. A special thank you to all the riders who over the last year have donated many items to the Fund and the wonderful Mark Walls family whose support and practical help has been invaluable over the last 3 years, including organising the Isle on Man TT Legacy Lap to remember fallen riders.
Love from Simon’s family xx
I want to take this opportunity of thanking everyone for their continued support of the Simon Andrews Fund – Rehabilitation for Injured Riders. Without all of you over the last 4, yes, 4 years, we would not be able to continue!!
The biking family have helped so many riders with their rehabilitation in lots of various ways. The Fund has paid for hyperbaric treatment, tailored physiotherapy, bone strengthening machines and counselling, none of which we would have been able to do without your generous support.
We have had people telephone to say they will be leaving money to the Fund in their Wills, we have had donations to the Fund through Funeral Directors and we have people who have us on direct debit and pay in to the account every month. So many generous people out there.
A kilt walk around a loch is the most unusual fundraising idea so far and because she had a motorbike she thought of the Fund helping with rehabilitation, we also a stationary 24 hour bike marathon! A lady also walked the London Marathon and all the money she raised she donated to the Fund. Riders have donated leathers to auction, watches that were won for winning races and various items which all put together, raised a lot of money. The calendars that we produce every year are a major fund raiser for us and each one sold helps us to continue.
Carly Rathmell raises a lot of money for charities, one of which is Simon’s Fund. Carly knew Simon really well and has always been an avid supporter and fund raiser and also helps us out on the internet with promotions etc. This is where Claire and I start struggling!
I am very pleased to say that the Simon Andrews Legacy Lap which is held on Sunday morning during the TT on the Isle of Man continues to grow and now thousands of bikes turn up causing 17 mile tail backs but it is so much fun, everyone enjoys it and is safely run by the police!! The Legacy Lap is a time for thinking of not only racers who have passed, but friends and fellow motor bikers. Most of all it gives people a chance to experience the track that the racers have to contend with but in a safe and controlled environment.
So many people to thank, you all know who you are.
Claire and Dee
Claire and I will be in pit lane at this year’s TT selling 2018 Legacy Lap T shirts, please come and say hello if you are there.
Thank you each and every one of you who has supported us. Dee xx
Joe wanted to do something to say thank you to the SAF for their invaluable assistance, so we teamed up at Classic TT to get one of my photos of Si signed by riders at the event.
Signatures include: Joe Akroyd, Bruce Anstey, Michael Dunlop, Conor Cummins Maria Costello, Ivan Linton, Lee Johnston Michael Russell Nick Jeffries, Cam Donald, Steve Plater, Jamie Coward Michael Rutter, Michael Micko Sweeney Daniel Cooper Gary Johnson Davo Johnson James Hillier Josh Brookes, plus more..
To aid the recovery of injured riders Joe & I are putting up the signed photo of Simon to raise money via a prize draw
What you need to do to be in a chance of winning this photo is:-
⭐️ Go to the official Simon Andrews go Fund Me page https://www.gofundme.com/kv4cc8
⭐️ Make a donation
⭐️ Return to this post and leave a comment saying "Donated"
⭐️ I'll give you a number
⭐️ On the 22nd September I'll choose a number at random and that person will win the signed photo by he riders.
There will be 2 further draws for runner up prizes of A3 prints of Simon
Please give generously to help get injured riders back in the saddle and good luck with the draw.
My little boy had just asked me why I wear a band on my arm. I told him it's because it's for a very brave man that is now in heaven because he done what he wanted and he was living life as he wanted to. ( although he is only 4 ) I want him to live as he wants and to not be afraid of his dreams. We will always live Simon and what he's stood for as so many have before him. Live love enjoy. X
Thank you Ally. Dee Andrews xxx
Hi Dee could you send me a donation box please 23 Brookend Lane Kempsey Worcester.wr53ld Ta Geoff.
Hi, I'm planning on walking Ben Nevis next year for charity, if you get your target amount, are we still able to donate to you? Kind regards
Received my calendar, it looks amazing, keep up the good work, Simon will be so proud of the help you are giving out. x