Roller raises thousands

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AN AGRICULTURAL tool signed by some of the best superbike riders in the world has raised thousands of pounds for charity.

NRH Engineering, of Seaton Ross, which manufactures agricultural machinery, created a golden Cambridge Roller to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Company director Bev Kendra and her daughter Steph are both motorcycle racing enthusiasts and have managed to get numerous superbike stars to sign the roller, including four-time World Superbike Champion Karl Foggarty, two-time world champion James Toseland and reigning world champion Carlos Checa.

The roller went to auction at York Agricultural Auctions yesterday. Before that it had already raised £21,000 as NRH donated £250 from the sale of every roller last year.

Marie Curie Cancer Care provides specialist palliative care for local patients and gives practical and emotional support to families and carers at what can be a very difficult time.