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Brother of teen killed in crash to raise funds

Kyle Porter

Kyle Porter

The brother of a teenager killed in a car accident in March will be attempting two cycling challenges in the coming months in her memory.

Lucia Porter, aged 14, died after being a passenger in a car that crashed on the Switchback road, near Peel.

Kyle, 21, will be cycling in the Lighthouse Challenge on Sunday (July 13), a 100-mile course taking in a number of the island’s lighthouses.

After this he will be entering the End2End Mountain Bike Challenge on September 7. The event covers 42 miles, much of the distance off-road, from the Point of Ayre to Cregneash.

Kyle said: ‘I decided to try and raise money for Victim Support after Lucia’s funeral.

‘I don’t know how my family, in particular my mum and sisters, got through the early times after Lucia’s accident.

‘It was easy to see how Victim Support were a huge support to us all.

‘This is why I set up the page, to pass on my thanks, and to support other people who need a helping hand.

‘I am a novice to cycling and the chance to compete in the Lighthouse Challenge and the End2End seemed like an ideal opportunity to raise funds for a good cause and to work towards my personal goals.’

Victim Support Isle of Man support victims of crime, domestic abuse, witnesses, their families and friends, and those affected by fatal road traffic collisions.

Donations can be made directly at justgiving.com/luciaporter/

 

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