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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

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