Injured motorcyclist’s £1,500 help for school

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kingsmill ps1242-11 Pete Boyes Presents �15.51 to Kingsmill School Driffield pictured By Pam Stanforth ps1242-11

A KILHAM man who was seriously injured in a motorbike accident has donated over £1,500 to Kings Mill School.

Peter Boyes, 63, handed over a cheque for £1,551 to staff at Kings Mill School and residence on Monday October 22.

The presentation followed a long road to recovery for the motorcyclist who was involved in a serious collision in June during the first leg of a 4,500 mile bike ride, which he had planned would raise £4,000 for the school.

As previously reported in the Driffield Times & Post, the brave fundraiser had planned to ride his motorcycle from his home in Kilham to Mount Olympus in Greece when his Triumph Tiger 800 motorcycle was involved in a collision with a car on the B1248 at Kilnwick crossroads, just ten miles into his journey.

Mr Boyes, owner of G Boyes Garage in Kilham, spent almost seven weeks in Hull Royal Infirmary following the crash which left him with injuries including a broken pelvis, a broken left arm, broken ribs, punctured lungs and blood spots on the brain.

Despite being unable to complete his bike ride, Peter still managed to collect over £1000 in sponsorship from friends and family.

The money raised by Mr Boyes will go towards the Kings Mill resident’s trip fund and staff at the school have thanked the garage owner for his kind donation on behalf of the pupils.

On November 10 a yoga and zumba fundraising morning will be held at Kings Mill School.

The classes will be run by yoga teacher, Liesel Cobby and zumba instructor Louise Hebblewhite.

Only 30 places are available for this event, with tickets costing £10.

The morning runs from 10am - 12.30pm and tickets are available from Kings Mill School on 01377 235375.