Ashworth family say ‘thanks’

Following last weekend’s Ricky Ashworth benefit meeting at Shielfield, the rider’s family have expressed their thanks and gratitude to fans.

By Keith Hamblin
Tuesday, 8th October 2013, 3:12 pm

In a message to Berwick Speedway, who hosted the event in conjunction with Sheffield, Ashworth’s father Dave said:

“From the moment the entire stadium stood to offer a minute’s applause for my lad, I was just so proud. If there might be a bigger word than ‘thank-you’, then I’d use it.

“We went to see him on Sunday, to show him the trophy and his picture on the programme cover and told him what a fantastic night his friends on the track, in the stands and on the terraces had put on for him. All I can offer is our family’s eternal gratitude.”

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Indications are that around £15,000 was raised from the meeting, money which will be passed on to Ashworth through the Speedway Riders. Benevolent Fund.

Dennis McCleary who was principle organiser of the event said “ It is never enough is it? However it is money we would not have accrued if we had not at least made efforts to stage the event which went well and I have spoken to Dave Ashworth and they seem very very happy with how it worked out.”