Jonathan Rea praised for backing Cystic Fibrosis Trust campaign

Record-breaking six-time World Superbike Champion Jonathan Rea has been thanked for lending his support to a fundraising effort for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust (CFT).

Monday, 2nd November 2020, 10:21 am
Updated Monday, 2nd November 2020, 10:33 am

The Ballyclare motorcyclist, who claimed his sixth World Superbike title in a row at Estoril in Portugal on October 17, gave permission for his image to be used on a badge to be sold in aid of the CFT.

At the time of going to print, over £3,000 has been made through the sale of the Jonathan Rea commemorative badges.

Gary Wallace, who is a member of the Newtownabbey Northern Ireland Supporters’ Club, has been supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Trust for the past decade.

Jonathan Rea.

Mr Wallace, who designed the badge, said: “I wish to thank local six-time World Champion, Jonathan Rea.

“He allowed me to produce this badge to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Over £3,000 has been raised already.

“Fellow Newtownabbey NISC member Kelso Ritchie gave Jonathan Rea an Irish Football Association flag to do his victory lap in Doha and I based the design on this.”

The badges, priced at £4, plus £1 for postage, are available via the Sheepman Enamel Badges Facebook page.

Over £3,000 has been raised through the sale of the Jonathan Rea badges.

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