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Around three million people in the UK have kidney disease

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An enthusiastic group of petrol-heads have raised over £2,500 for paediatric kidney research.

The Sporting Bears are a group of classic, sports and supercar owners who raise money for children’s charities up and down the country.

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Sporting Bears

Last weekend (August 19, 2017) they chose to support Kidney Research UK following its recent merger with Kids Kidney Research.

Organiser David Raeburn said: “The event was part of the Camberley Car show which was raising money for the local renal unit (in Surrey). As The Sporting Bears only support children’s charities we took part on the understanding all the money we raised would go to paediatric kidney research.

“The event was a win, win for everyone really because the car owners got their vehicles out for the day and visitors got the chance to look at and have a ride in some amazing cars, plus we raise money for a fantastic cause. Membership to the Sporting Bears covers our costs so 100 per cent of the money raised on the day goes directly to charity. People give a donation to ride for about 25 and we were lucky to have everything from a rare Ferrari F40, to a screaming GTR, to a replica Noddy car.”

And he added: “In total we raised £2,525 and that will all go to Kidney Research UK .”

The Sporting Bears Motor Club are a dedicated group of classic and sports car enthusiasts with the primary aim of raising money for children's charities through social and touring events and to support other charitable events.

It is to the club's credit that annual subscriptions support the club overheads which means all the money raised from Dream Rides and other events goes straight to their selected charities.

Since the Club was formed in 1989 they have raised over £1,500,000. Last month alone the club raised over £59,000 for Children in Need at Car Fest South.

To find out more about the Sporting Bears and their next events visit their website or their Facebook page.

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