April 24 2015.

Carl Fogarty and James Whitham are staring in a special Chat Night at The Engine Shed in Wetherby on Thursday the 14th of May, with all proceeds going to the Friends of Huck charity -

The four times World Superbike Champion has been a man in demand since his success in I'am a Celebrity and he is all set to chat about his time in the Jungle, his racing years and much more with his old pal Whitham. 

Fogarty explains: "Cancer is sadly an illness I know too much about. I, and many others, have lost good friends to this awful illness. Friends of Huck organiser Carly Rathmell made contact with me about doing a chat night for Huck and I am more than happy to come and help out. I hope the night can raise some good money for Friends of Huck. It will be good to see familiar faces from the racing paddocks, but also new fans from my jungle experience. I'm looking forward to it and hope to see the fans and supporters there."
James Whitham is also no stranger to the illness, having battled Hodgkin's Lymphoma back in 1991 and successfully beating it. "When I was asked to do this I didn't give it a second thought as I love the world of motorsport and am keen to support cancer charities, so the combination is perfect. Mark is only young and has a little boy who is only seven. If we are able to make some money to give him that extra time then it is more than worth it."
Tickets are £18 plus a booking fee and are pre-book only. To book online CLICK HERE.

Details will be announced shortly about discounted rates at local hotels.
There will be a raffle and tombola on the night. If anyone in the trade and industry has anything they can donate then let Carly know at
There is one very special auction item on the evening; Yamaha Racing, Lin Jarvis and Andrew Smith from Yamaha Europe have kindly donated two passes for the Silverstone MotoGP in August. This will include Paddock Passes from Friday to Sunday. On Saturday they will become special guests of the Yamaha team, which includes a garage tour, some goodies to take away and meeting Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo.

Thursday 14th May 2015
The Engine Shed, Wetherby, LS22 7SU

About Friends of Huck
36-year-old ex-top Motocross rider Mark Hucklebridge is suffering from terminal cancer. In February 2014 he went for a routine scan and has sadly been told the cancer has spread and his blood levels have risen again. He was diagnosed in 2010 with stage four bowel, liver and lung cancer, he has fought hard but was given the devastating news last year the cancer is now terminal and they can only prolong his life.
To keep his spirits high and mind occupied Mark thought hard about what should be done with all the monies that have been raised over the last four years. Mark is so touched, grateful and amazed by the amount of people who have got behind him and the cause and the generosity from everyone has been incredible, he is eternally thankful. They have just been granted Charity Status with the registered number being 1160846 FRIENDS OF HUCK.
Friends of Huck will now split any monies raised between various Cancer charities including that of The Forever Friends Appeal who have been treating Huck with his chemo. As Mark has grown up in and around the motocross industry the majority of the money will also go to riders who have been seriously injured or suffering a serious illness and are no longer able to live the life they once did.

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