Holbeach motorbike family Fight Like A Girl against cancer

Lee and Rachel Rudd present a cheque to Charlotte Jackson, regional manager for Marie Curie Cancer Care, during the Spalding Motorbike Show at Springfields Events and Conference Centre, Spalding.
Lee and Rachel Rudd present a cheque to Charlotte Jackson, regional manager for Marie Curie Cancer Care, during the Spalding Motorbike Show at Springfields Events and Conference Centre, Spalding.
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A motorbiking family from Holbeach are all revved up to raise money for the fight against cancer and other terminal diseases.

Lee and Rachel Rudd, along with Lee’s dad Terry, mum Anne and nephews Ryan, Ashley and Kieran, have together raised more than £18,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care by selling merchandise carrying the logo Fight Like A Girl.

Lee said: “We first got involved about two years ago when a rider who had breast cancer rode at an EnduroCross (off-road racing) event while still undergoing chemotherapy.

“She was riding with a Fight Like A Girl sticker on her bike and she did two laps of the event which, for someone in her condition, was a massive achievement.

“At the end of the event, people made donations and in the following weeks, we had people ringing us up to ask for Fight Like A Girl stickers.

“From there, it just snowballed into having a full range of clothing and merchandise with the Fight Like A Girl logo on it.

“We’ve taken them to events around the country but we hadn’t done too much locally so we thought that we’d put it out to the locals at the Spalding Motorbike Show and see what sort of reaction we’d get.”

Charlotte Jackson, regional fundraising manager for Marie Curie Cancer Care, said: “I’ve known Lee and his family for two years and the campaign has grown so much in that time.

“They have been so dedicated to our charity by raising so much money and awareness.

“We’re very fortunate to have a very large nursing service in Lincolnshire and we just want to keep awareness of what we do out there.”