Norma hoping to rev up charity fund

Charlie Hall
Charlie Hall

A Scarborough woman with a real need for speed is gearing up for the ride of a lifetime to help a disabled youngster.

Norma Skipper, of Crossgates, is embarking on a huge £40,000 fundraiser to help three-year-old Charlie Hall, who suffers from cerebral palsy.

Mrs Skipper, 55, has already taken part in two garage sales to make more than £260 for the coffers.

However, she is planning an altogether more daunting charity effort - a terrifying pillion passenger ride around Oliver’s Mount with a top rider. Scarborough favourite Guy Martin was lined up for the role but has had to cancel, with Isle of Man TT star Ian Hutchinson also linked to the event.

However, despite the uncertainty, Mrs Skipper said she was buoyed by the fundraising’s foundations.

She said: “Charlie requires 24 hours care to enable him to progress in life and although the government supplies some items, sadly this is not enough.

“I would like to thank everyone who helped with the garage sales and Rob Porter, from The Green Room, in Victoria Road, who gave up his time to cook burgers for everyone.”

Mrs Skipper added a charity dinner has been organised for Friday, August 17 at The Green Room, with tickets at £35. A raffle, including a signed Guy Martin t-shirt is also taking place.

For more information, contact Mrs Skipper on (01723) 863862.