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Dominic Bareham, senior reporter
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
A charity car and motorbike rally is set to be held for the first time in four years in Norfolk in memory of a popular bike enthusiast who died in an accident.
Up to 100 vehicles could participate in the rally on November 25 in memory of Bunwell man Daniel Greaves, who died when his bike was involved in a collision with a car in Silfield Road, Wymondham on November 3, 2008.
Co-organiser Mark Ward said the inspiration to stage another rally came from Daniel’s sister Chelsea, 20 who approached him with the idea following the success of the first event and she is helping him with the organisation.
Friends and family of Daniel, along with people affected by car accidents, will participate and the group will set off in convoy from Bunwell Village Hall, in Norwich Road at 11am on a route through Wymondham, Hethersett and Norwich before finishing at Hemsby, one of Daniel’s favourite seaside resorts.
Money raised will go to the intensive care unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where Daniel was treated following the accident and the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
Former Wymondham High School pupil Daniel, who was known to his friends as Danny, was badly injured following the crash and taken initially to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital before being transferred to Addenbrooke’s, but despite their best efforts medical staff could not save Danny and his family made the difficult decision to turn off his life support machine.
Mr Ward, 26, a close friend of Daniel, who lived opposite his parents in Bunwell, said: “He was always happy and cheerful and would cheer others up and put a smile on their faces. He had a smile that would melt any mother’s heart.”
For more information on the rally, visit the Daniel Greaves memorial car and bike rally page on the social networking website Facebook.