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    Weʼve raised £100 to help 18 year old Ben Harvey the victim of a hit and run which left him injured and his motorcycle badly damaged.

    Plymouth, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 3rd October 2017

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    On the 30th July Ben was riding his motorcycle in plymstock Devon and was the victim of a hit and run accident which left him in hospital injured and his motorcycle badly damaged. The driver responsible stopped momentarily and then sped off. Despite there being witnesses and a current police appeal in the media police have to date not identified the driver. This incident happened 2 days before Ben's 18th Birthday and left him in plaster, in pain and on crutches for his 18th birthday which he was then unable to celebrate as planned and his motorcycle which was an early birthday present and saved for by his mother for over a year, badly damaged. Ben is just starting out in his adult life and the motorcycle is vital for him to be able to start his apprenticeship in September. Because of his age ben was only insured 3rd party and as the driver sped off he has no means of claiming to get his vital transport back on the road.
    This young man really deserves a break and some good news on the back of what was a totally ruined 18th Birthday. He has not only been the victim of a hit and run but is now also being severly affected by the fact that the driver drove off and he has no means of seeking any recompense to be able to repair his bike and get it back on the road. Something he deaperately needs to so ifhe is to be able to take up his apprenticeship in construction in September. The fact that his is now laid up for the rest of the summer due to his injuries means he can also not carry out his weekend job at a local cafe so has lost jis only source of income. He is someone that will always do anything for anyone without hesitation, but this time it is he that needs the help of others.

    i have slso put the link for the police appeal below in the uodate so that everyone can see that this is a genuine story x

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    • Rachael Edgeler1 year ago
      Rachael Edgeler

      Rachael Edgeler

      1 year ago

      Despite a massive appeal in the media via local radio and press,and social media. The driver responsible for Ben's injuries has failed to come forward or be found by the police. In reality this means ben has not only been left injured and unable to work but also can seek no recompense to get his bike back on the road. For a young man who has always paid his own way working weekends and every school holiday since the age of 16 in order to take his bike test and get his independence as a young adult this is proving soul destroying.

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    • Rachael Edgeler1 year ago
      Rachael Edgeler

      Rachael Edgeler

      1 year ago

      Thank you to all of you that have donated so far x it is really appreciated by both myself and Ben. It really means a lot x Thank you

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    • Rachael Edgeler1 year ago
      Rachael Edgeler

      Rachael Edgeler

      1 year ago

      Ben really needs everyone's help as despite a police appeal in the media we are still no closer to finding the culprit. Please help us to get ben mobile again

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    1 year ago

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    Page last updated on: 8/9/2017 11:44 AM

    Supporters

    11

    • Suzy Young

      Suzy Young

      Aug 9, 2017

      Hope you get back on the road soon Ben and get your bike fixed! Lots of luck from us all xxx

      £10.00

    • Claire woodhall

      Claire woodhall

      Aug 9, 2017

      £5.00

    • Sarah Burns

      Sarah Burns

      Aug 7, 2017

      Here you go ben! Sarah (gappie 2013)

      £20.00

    • Sarah Burns

      Sarah Burns

      Aug 7, 2017

      Here you go ben! -Sarah (gappie 2013)

      £2.00

    • Kate Aslett

      Kate Aslett

      Aug 6, 2017

      Hope this helps x

      £10.00

    • Robin  Oxley

      Robin Oxley

      Aug 6, 2017

      I hope u get back on the road soon, working and being independent means so much when you are young

      £5.00

    • Portia Eardley

      Portia Eardley

      Aug 6, 2017

      Get well soon Ben and hope you get back on the bike ! :) x

      £20.00

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    Rachael Edgeler

    Rachael Edgeler

    Plymouth, United Kingdom

    I am Ben's mum and have set this page up in a desperate bid to try and give his something positive at a time when he is injured , missed celebrating his 18th birthday because of his injuries, and his bike has been badly damaged. all from something that wasn't his fault

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