Mr Moto’s biker event raises more than £2000 for local groups

Money raised from a charity bikers’ event has been distributed to good causes around Forres.

A Poker Run, where participants toured Moray and picked up playing cards, attracted more than 170 bikers to the start and finish point at Mr Moto in Bogton Place.

Money was raised from ticket sales, and businesses gave prizes for a raffle. In total, more than £2000 was raised and given to local organisations this week.

  • Pam Nicol Brown’s ‘My Just a Thought’ campaign for Cash for Kids North-East received £1000 (pictured)
  • The Oaks Specialist Palliative Care Unit in Elgin, £300
  • Happy Little Pre-loved, Forres, £300

Other recipients received donations, including Forres Men’s Shed, Royal British Legion, Cathay care home and Rainbow Nursery.

Matz Rayner, owner of Mr Moto said: “We dedicated the day to our friend and fellow biker Andy Wright from Elgin, who sadly died on the morning of the Poker Run in a road accident.”

“Andy did a lot of the work to make the event happen, and he will be sorely missed.”

“The event he contributed so much to, is now able to give out the proceeds, more than £2000 in cash.

Mr Moto sponsored the event, and organisational help came from friends Simon Murphy, a staff sergeant in 39 Engineer Regiment, Kinloss, and Suzy Asher, a social care assistant at Moray Council.

Businesses which donated prizes include:

  • SKS, Elgin
  • Maclean’s Bakery
  • MRD Flooring
  • Ace Adventure
  • Moto Barber
  • Highland Industrial Supplies
  • Mackenzie and Cruickshank
  • Biking Direct
  • Smart Kart Raceway

In the picture are Matz Rayner with Pam Nicol Brown, holding a framed t-shirt memorial to Andy Wright. In the back row are, Simon Murphy, Nicole Duncan (Mrs Moto) and Suzy Asher,

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