Pay It Forward – Myotonic Dystrophy Support Group

On 8th December 2018, at the Doncaster Rovers match, we were proud to help present Dave Fletcher with a cheque for £1,000 to add to his fundraising efforts for the Myotonic Dystrophy Support Group (Registered Charity No. 1134499).  £500 of this came from us, and £500 was matched by our brothers and sisters over at the Bristol Rovers Blue Diamond Club  (BRBDC).

Dave Fletcher with Irene
The £1,000 cheque for Myotonic Dystrophy research, with L to R, Roger Brinsford (BRBDC Chair), Gary Rice, Mo Bell (BRFPA & BRBDC Secretary), Dave Fletcher and Tony Mills (BRFPA Chair).

Dave had just returned from an around the world motorbike ride, with his friend Gary. Entitled ‘From Manhattan to The Mem’ they travelled 20,000 miles around the world, riding West for 205 days on their Husqvarna 701 motorcycles, first across the USA, then South Korea, Siberian Russia, Mongolia and the Stans.

Whilst half way across America Dave decided he had got “quite attached to this bike, and I thought she needs a name”. After much thought on many long drives, the obvious suddenly popped into his head, so Dave is pictured below on ‘Irene’, with the stunning Utah salt flats as a backdrop.

Their full adventure is available at HERE

Dave Fletcher cheque presentation - Dec 2018
Dave Fletcher with ‘Irene’ in Utah, USA.