Categories: News

Dakar driver Walter Roelants collects almost 50,000 euros for To Walk Again

Motard Walter Roelants has raised no less than 48,683 euros for the To Walk Again rehabilitation center with his participation in the Dakar Rally this year. The 60-year-old Roelants was the oldest Belgian who could complete the legendary rally on his motorcycle.

Roelants’ son Joël was paralyzed from the chest six years ago as a motocross rider. During his rehabilitation he was helped enormously by To Walk Again, founded by Marc Herremans at the time. Walter therefore wanted to give something back. Everything that the 60-year-old motorcyclist raised in sponsorship money for Dakar, he donated to charity. On Friday he handed over a check for 48,683 euros.

According to Marc Herremans, the financial support that Walter collected during his Dakar is very welcome. “Corona is drying up sponsorship of companies and events. The Warmest Week, which gives us a lot of support, was also canceled. This has consequences: we want to continue to support patients, but it is gradually becoming a difficult story. The last thing we want is that we will soon have to disappoint patients who want to work with the walking robot. ”

Photo: AFP

Recent Posts

The solution for Ferrari according to Martin Brundle: “Maybe this is what they need”

Former F1 driver and Sky analyst Martin Brundle has given his views on Mattia Binotto's…

2 days ago

Guenther Steiner is releasing a book about Haas’ turbulent F1 season in 2022

Guenther Steiner will release a book in April that will give us a behind-the-scenes look…

2 days ago

Sebastian Vettel: “My years at Ferrari have taken a toll”

Looking back at his career in Formula 1, Sebastian Vettel also spoke out about his…

2 days ago

Renault Austral (2022) test: Are the French finally no longer being laughed at by annoying Qashqai colleagues?

Renault Kadjar and suvs, things are not going well yet. The Renault Austral must finally…

2 days ago

FIA is considering introducing new penalties and adjusting engine regulations

In response to the many 'strategic' engine changes we have seen over the past season,…

3 days ago

Daniel Ricciardo has very simple advice for his successor Oscar Piastri

Daniel Ricciardo's contract with McLaren ended a year earlier than expected. However, Ricciardo bears no…

3 days ago

This website uses cookies.