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MotoGP community donates $10,000 to AIDS/HIV sufferers

MotoGP community donates $10,000 to AIDS/HIV sufferers

MotoGP community donates $10,000 to AIDS/HIV sufferers

The MotoGP community competing in the Africa´s Grand Prix in Welkom this weekend have donated over $10,000 to a local centre for underprivileged children infected by HIV/AIDS. The Morning Star Children's Centre received the donation this morning from the three 2001 World Champions, Valentino Rossi, Daijiro Katoh and Manuel Poggiali, plus Carmelo Ezpeleta, the CEO of Dorna, and Sito Pons, the President of IRTA.

Rossi visited the children on Thursday before the start of the Africa´s Grand Prix. `It is very difficult seeing these children in this situation but hopefully this donation will help in some small way,´ said the Italian. `This is real and it is very important to see but it is so far away from our lives in Europe.´

The Morning Star Children´s Centre was opened in January 2000 and admitted just eight children. Today almost 40 children are registered but sadly 12 brave youngsters have died during the last few months. The donation, which was collected right across the board of the MotoGP community at Welkom, will be used to help buy a new mini-bus.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2002, Africa's Grand Prix

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