Mikkelsen Donates To Cyprus Red Cross Children’s Home

Source: CyprusRally

Andreas Mikkelsen, the winner of last week’s thrilling Cyprus Rally and the new Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) Champion, has kindly donated €2000 to the Cyprus Red Cross Home for Sick Children.

After winning the Cyprus Rally and taking the IRC title, Mikkelsen opted not to compete in Sunday’s Cyprus Golden Stage Rally – withdrawing from the event so that his crew could have a night of fun instead of working all night on his Skoda Fabia S2000, while the rest of the British Skoda team were out celebrating.

Mikkelsen was entitled to claim back his Golden Stage entry fee, but has chosen instead to donate it to the Red Cross in Lemesos, an act of considerable kindness.

‘The management and staff of the Children’s Home would like to express their gratitude to Andreas Mikkelsen for his generous offer’, said the head of the Children’s Home, Mrs Katerina Christodoulou. ‘The donation will go towards the purchase of necessary equipment for the various treatments that our children need.’

The Cyprus Red Cross Home for Sick Children offers physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, horse-riding therapy for children with mobility problems and will soon have a fully equipped multi-sensory room. MIkkelsen’s donation will be especially welcome as all of the therapies offered require expensive specialised equipment, which must be renewed on a regular basis.