Hen­der­son helps boost memo­rial fund

Auc­tion of gear raises $500

Central Otago Mirror - - SPORT - By JO MCKEN­ZIE-MCLEAN

A New Zealand pro­fes­sional cy­clist has con­trib­uted $500 to the Rachel Clark Memo­rial Trust.

Greg Hen­der­son, who rode in the Lake Dun­stan Cy­cle Chal­lenge in Cromwell on Sun­day, do­nated his kit after the race which was auc­tioned off at the prize­giv­ing.

Hen­der­son com­peted in the 96-kilo­me­tre race for a train­ing ex­er­cise while on hol­i­day vis­it­ing his par­ents in Ban­nock­burn.

Though he crossed the fin­ish line first, as he was not ‘‘rac­ing’’, so first place went to Justin Scott with a time of two hours and 20 min­utes.

The Dunedin-born cy­clist, who cur­rently re­sides in Spain, rides for Lotto-Belisol.

In the brief­ing be­fore the race kicked off, or­gan­iser Bill God­sall,

Bill God­sall. of Sport Cen­tral, said Hen­der­son was donat­ing his kit to the Cromwell Pro­mo­tions Group to auc­tion off at prize­giv­ing.

‘‘The money raised will got to the Rachel Clark fund.’’

The 17-year-old Cromwell Col­lege head girl died just be­fore Christ­mas from heart fail­ure.

‘‘She was an out­stand­ing leader and an out­stand­ing sportsper­son.’’

God­sall said $500 was paid for the kit which was ‘‘awe­some’’.

Rachel Clark.

Do­nated kit: Greg Hen­der­son fin­ish­ing the Lake Dun­stan Cy­cle Chal­lenge in Cromwell on Sun­day.

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