Dromara Destroyers legend donates charity cheque

Dromara Destroyers legend donates charity cheque

11 November 2020

PROFITS from the sale of a DVD featuring legendary road racer Ray McCullough have been handed over to the Northern Ireland Children’s Kidney Fund.

McCullough was a member of the infamous Dromara Destroyers with the documentary chronicling his exceptional road racing career and featuring an in-depth interview with the man himself who recalled his amazing career which spanned almost a quarter of a century.

The Dromara legend amassed 175 wins and many podium places both on the roads and short circuits, with his story supported by contributions from his family, other Dromara destroyers and personalities from his racing days including Tommy Robb, Hector Neill, Roy Adams, Dermot James, Bill Kennedy and the Rev Noel Agnew.

The DVD is also illustrated with many unseen pictures by Rowland White plus newly restored racing footage from the 1970’s and produced and directed by the same team who made the recent programmes on Tom Herron and Brian Steenson — Rowland White and Colin James.

Narrated by BBC Northern Ireland’s Stephen Watson, he was delighted to receive a cheque for £3,500 for the Children’s Kidney Fund from Ray McCullough.

Stephen — who is patron of the Fund — said he was delighted to accept the cheque on behalf of the organisation, explaining the money will be put towards helping young people cope with the trauma in their lives.

“As a recipient of a kidney transplant myself, I am acutely aware of the problems this condition brings,” he said.

“I was pleased to be the narrator for this documentary film about Ray as I hold him in high regard as a former star of motorcycle racing.”

The former Dromara Destroyer said it was his honour to have a programme made about his time on the racing circuits. 

He added: “The DVD looks back at some of my major races with film and pictures which brings the events back to life.”

The film makers said they are pleased that the DVD sales have raised £3,500 for the Children’s 

Kidney Fund which is such a worthy cause.