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Motocross community rally round to help Laurie - December 2nd 2004

    16-year-old Laurie Squirrell, the first female motocross racer to gain expert status in the United Kingdom, was seriously injured and left paralysed from the chest down while competing in the Women's Motocross Association World Cup in San Antonio, Texas last week.

    After an extensive operation on Monday to stabilise her back injury, Laurie is in line to be evaluated for additional treatment at a clinic in Colorado or Israel. Unfortunately, such treatment costs a lot of money.

    In an effort to help Laurie and her family with the costs of this treatment, the motocross community has rallied together to start a donation and collection drive. If you wish to contribute to this, please do not hesitate to make a contribution to the following bank account:

  1. Beneficiary: Laurie Squirrell
  2. Bank: Barclays Bank
  3. Sort code: 20 82 75
  4. Account Number: 70820342
  5. Branch: Stow Market / Needham Market
  6. SWIFT Code (for transfers from overseas): BARCGB22
  7. Charity auctions will be held on eBAY with rider equipment having been donated by a large number of professional riders in the sport. Details will be published soon. Any members of the public who wish to send Laurie words of encouragement, can do so to, a mailbox set up for this purpose.