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Scott Redding raises money at Day of Champions event

Scott Redding raised around £800 in an auction for his signed helmet
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Tuesday, 03, Sep 2013 12:31

by Daniel Mackrell

British Moto2 sensation Scott Redding raised around £2,500 for charity at the Day of Champions event, which took place last Thursday (29 August) before the Silverstone Grand Prix.

The 20-year-old was met with a great reaction from the crowd when he got on stage, and offered fans the chance to bid on a signed helmet, which made around £800 in an auction.

He also gave away a cast-print of his hand for £750 and even the cap he wore on stage sold for £250.

The money raised at the event goes towards improving healthcare in Africa, and should help around 12 million people.

Riders for Health uses motorbikes to transport lifesaving healthcare to some of the more remote parts of Africa, and is the official charity of MotoGP.

It helps train health workers to ride motorbikes safely over rough terrain, and also teaches them how to check their bike daily to keep it in good condition so they can reach remote areas quickly and efficiently to help families in need.

Other British riders at the event included Tech-3 Yamaha duo Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith.

Smith managed to raise £3,600, whilst Crutchlow made an impressive £7,225 after auctioning nine items, including a set of leathers and the bottle of Champagne from his podium at Le Mans.

Fans were also entertained by interviews and stunt performances and overall, the event raised around £216,249 for the charity.

It turned out to be a weekend of celebration for Scott Redding, as he went on to win the Moto2 race at Silverstone on Sunday (1 September) to extend his lead towards claiming the championship.

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