Sheffield scooter club members revved up for charity

Donation: Members of the Sheffield Combined Scooter Club presented �2,000 to Rio Vickery and Harvey Phillips after their annual Hammered fundraiser.       PICTURE: DEAN ATKINS.

Donation: Members of the Sheffield Combined Scooter Club presented �2,000 to Rio Vickery and Harvey Phillips after their annual Hammered fundraiser. PICTURE: DEAN ATKINS.

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SOMETIMES getting hammered isn’t such a bad thing...

Every year members of the Sheffield Combined Scooter Club stage a Hammered event.

And every year the lads and lasses get fired up to raise lots of money for charity.

This year the group raised £2,000 which they decided to split between two very good causes.

Dozens of scooter riders from the club rode their magnificent machines to the Sheaf Pub in Bramall Lane where they were introduced to two very special little boys – Harvey Phillips and Rio Vicary.

Harvey who is now seven, lost three limbs to meningitis as a tot.

He now lives in Louth, Lincolnshire, but was visiting his family in Sheffield when he contracted the killer condition, aged just nine months.

During his nine weeks in The Children’s Hospital in 2005, Harvey won the hearts of Star readers and received celebrity visits from the likes of boxing champion Clinton Woods.

Since then, the courageous youngster has not let his disabilities stop him living life - he has even joined a ballet school – after watching his sister Layla dancing - and a football team.

His mum Lisa, aged 37, who is originally from Parson Cross, said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to the scooter club who have raised money for Harvey.”

Little Rio Vicary, aged 18 months, suffers from the rare condition Angelman Syndrome which means he is almost completely blind and will probably never be able to walk or talk.

He also needs round-the- clock care.

His mum Gemma Wright, of Halfway, is currently fundraising to pay for a sensory room which will be filled with toys, vivid colours and smells in order to stimulate his senses.

Gemma, 27, also thanked the scooter riders.

Jamie Young, who is also known as Fat Piggy MC and organised the event said: “We chose to raise money for the lads after reading their stories in The Star. We think they are both incredible.”

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