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    Weʼve raised £1,200 to help 11 year old Matthew Hawkins get back on track. He is heartbroken after thieves stole his Go Kart from his home in Norwich.

    Norwich, United Kingdom
    Funded on Sunday, 15th October 2017

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    Story

    A budding 11-year-old driver burst into floods of tears when burglars stole his beloved go-kart just days before he was set to race his “pride and joy”.

    Matthew Hawkins and his father Christopher had worked tirelessly during evenings and weekends to ensure the bright green Maranello RS1 go-kart chassis was race-ready, including fitting a Honda GX160 engine and assembling parts.

    The Ormiston Victory Academy pupil had taken his first steps on the motorsport ladder by joining the National Schools and Youth Group Karting Association (NatSKA) and completing a series of tests to ensure he was qualified to take to the track.

    He had been excited about putting on his racing overalls to compete at an event in Wales this weekend.

    Mr Hawkins said the go-kart had been his sons’s “pride and joy” and added: “He was just standing there in shock. He was dumbstruck.

    “About half an hour later, he was in floods of tears when he realised he wouldn’t be able to race this weekend or at any time in the future.

    “He had really got a bug for it. Every weekend we would do a little bit of work on it. It’s an escape from school life and he’s a completely different person when he’s at the track go-karting.

    “The go-karting community is quite a nice place and he’s made quite a lot of friends. It’s hard to see him in the tears he was in. He was supposed to be racing this weekend in Wales. Now we can’t afford to replace it and my son is devastated.

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    • Nathan Dack1 year ago
      Nathan Dack

      Nathan Dack

      1 year ago

      Thank you to each and every one of you who donated to help young Matthew. He will be back racing shortly

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    Page last updated on: 10/17/2017 4:31 PM

    Supporters

    48

    • Ana Cardoso

      Ana Cardoso

      Oct 1, 2017

      From Cardoso Family! Dont give up on your dreams Matthew! :) xx

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 24, 2017

      Hopefully young man you'll soon be back racing 😉

      £10.00

    • Gavin Wright

      Gavin Wright

      Sep 23, 2017

      On behalf of SGW Motor Engineers Taverham ... They did a little job for me and after i told them the story they asked to donate the fee to this cause ,,

      £16.00

    • Mark Nixon

      Mark Nixon

      Sep 23, 2017

      £10.00

    • Sarah Morris

      Sarah Morris

      Sep 22, 2017

      £5.00

    • Jonathan Lewis

      Jonathan Lewis

      Sep 22, 2017

      Thanks to a Adam Reynolds for this 100 it was supposedly to pay for a window he fitted for me. Ain't people great 👍

      £100.00

    • malcolm short

      malcolm short

      Sep 22, 2017

      £10.00

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    Nathan Dack

    Nathan Dack

    Norwich, United Kingdom

    I believe in people who work hard to achieve their goals. Matthew and his father Christopher worked their backsides off to buy a Go Kart for some boys time. Some lowlife swooped in and took it away. I would love to restore Matthews faith in human nature. Even £1 would help.

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