HENRY HELPS RAISE £200,000 FOR TUMOUR VICTIM
Desi Henry and his rally team Macsport have helped to raise over £200,000 in less than a week for a local man with a brain tumour.
Kevin Carey, 35, from Portglenone, Northern Ireland, has a terminal grade four brain tumour which was identified in 2015.
Macsport – which runs Henry’s Skoda Fabia R5 in the British and Irish Tarmac championships – have offered a ride in a test or small event with Henry to two fundraisers who have committed to Carey’s cause.
“We’re thinking about doing a draw at the Ulster at one of the services,” said Henry. “It will be fun to see who’s picked out of the hat. It’s really good, it’s raised awareness. Most people wouldn’t get to sit in an R5 so we’re giving two people the chance to get out at a test or a small event.”
Almost a year to the day of Carey’s first tumour he was told that extensive chemotherapy hadn’t worked. On July 26 2016 he was given three months to live. A form of specialist neurosurgery is available, and the fundraising effort to get Carey the surgery has taken off quickly. As Motorsport News went to press the go fund me page had raised £222,515.
People can contribute to Carey’s cause and find out more about him here: gofundme.com/2qctufh8 ● Henry and Macsport face a tight turn around after winning the Jim Cork Forestry Rally last Sunday (see report page 19). The team have three days to convert the car ready for the Ulster Rally. Henry has finished on the podium in his last two BRC events.
Macsport runs Henry’s Fabia R5
Henry: fundraising efforts