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King's Lynn skipper hopes to be able to continue charity work in 2021




King’s Lynn Stars club captain Lewi Kerr wants to continue his annual fundraising golf days when the world returns to normality post-coronavirus lockdown.

Running for a few years, the event has been established enough so that the last one at Heacham Manor Golf Club was able to raise a couple of thousand pounds for charity.

Good causes have included Magpas Air Ambulance and the Ben Fund (Speedway Riders’ Benevolent Fund) which helps injured riders, two facilities that a grateful Dersingham racer has benefited from in the past.

Lewis Kerr's annual golf charity day raised close to £2,400 for the Magpas Air Ambulance. Pictured are (LtoR) Anton Neal, Ben Day, Lewis Kerr and Martin Smith.. (20260946)
Lewis Kerr's annual golf charity day raised close to £2,400 for the Magpas Air Ambulance. Pictured are (LtoR) Anton Neal, Ben Day, Lewis Kerr and Martin Smith.. (20260946)

For obvious social distancing reasons, the golf day took a break during 2020, but the 30-year-old Norfolk-born speedway skipper is keen to revive it some time during the next year.

“The last one we held at the end of October (2019) rather than January,” said Kerr.

“My dad (Robbie) runs 90 per cent of it so I will speak to him again. We raised £2-3,000 and it was getting bigger every year.”

Kerr has plenty of support from the East Anglian speedway fraternity.

“Tommy Allen (his brother Olly has ridden for the Minors and Brady Stars), Danny King and Ritchie Hawkins have supported it every year,” he added.

“I like to hold it in the off-season because we can get as many riders involved as we can.”

The popular Kerr completed his return to King’s Lynn by triggering a fresh two-year deal last month as the Stars continue their team building for their 2021 Premiership campaign.

n See next Friday's paper for more speedway.



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