Live music night to aid Nick’s charity efforts

Nick Matthews pictured with family and the Air Ambulance crew
Nick Matthews pictured with family and the Air Ambulance crew

A Harborough man who was involved in a 120mph motorcycle crash is hosting a charity music night this Saturday for the air ambulance which flew to his aid.

Nick Matthews broke his neck and back in three places after the horror crash and has astounded doctors by not only walking again but by taking on a marathon run.

The crash happened last June while the 47-year-old was practicing at Oulton Park Race Track in Cheshire for a motorbike race the following day.

Haulage firm manager Mr Matthews suffered a broken neck, broken sternum, broken wrist, six broken ribs and his collarbone was broken in two places.

He also broke his back in three places, suffered two broken fingers. A collapsed lung caused him to completely stop breathing.

Doctors told Mr Matthews he might never walk again but he is now in training for the Berlin Marathon taking place in September.

He has now reached the half-way point in his training and recently completed a half- marathon.

And Mr Matthews has also now raised just over £5,000 towards his fundraising target of £ 10,000 for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance.

To keep the momentum going he is teaming up with Joules Yard & Eating House, off High Street in Harborough, for a fun evening of live music and supper on the anniversary of his horror crash.

It starts at 8pm on Saturday and will include a raffle, tombola and guest speaker from the air ambulance.

Music will come from singer Hayley Blanchett.

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