The Jude Morris Racing Foundation today added to their fundraising efforts for the Air Ambulances UK charity having now donated a total of £101,000. This of course is both a huge chunk of money and those that knew Jude will know his race number throughout his career was 101.
The Air Ambulances UK charity have created a Jude Morris Innovation and Development Fund for projects up to £10,000 that contribute to saving even more lives, improving patient outcomes and improving service provision through innovative clinical and operational developments – something we as a family and the foundation feel is an amazing tribute to Jude.
The Jude Morris Racing Foundation donates 20% of all the money raised to Air Ambulances UK, something that is often needed in Motocross in order to get riders to hospital as quickly as possible.
Jude’s dad, Mark Morris, said: “This is a very proud day for us. It’s a significant number and a target we were keen to reach. Thank you to everyone that has supported us and continue to support us. Seeing the JMR101 all around the paddock has been heartwarming and knowing that despite a tragic accident we can create a positive legacy for Jude, who is in our thoughts every minute of every day.
Emma Carter, Head of Income Generation from Air Ambulances UK, said: “To reach £101,000 raised in celebration of Jude’s life is a significant mile stone, not only is it an astounding amount raised but it is also Jude’s racing number making it all the more special. The Jude Morris Innovation and Development Fund has been set tup to allow air ambulance charities to develop and innovate and ultimately save even more lives across the UK. We are incredibly gratefully for the ongoing support of the Morris family, the Jude Morris Racing Foundation and the motocross community.”
The Jude Morris Racing Foundation is supporting seven riders this year, it will help part fund the Coupe de l’Avenir team that will travel to Belgium towards the end of season and is also involved in various other projects around Motocross.