Stephen Murray charity auction launches today!

By Rosee Woodland | Wednesday, March 10, 2010 10.01am

Stephen Murray is a BMX legend. He's also, unfortunately, in a wheelchair.

Stephen, originally from Newcastle, was enjoying a glittering career as a pro-rider in the United States, when a terrible accident left him paralysed from the neck down.

He's since created the Stay Strong charity, which raises money to pay for his medical bills, and sends out a positive message that paralysis need not be the end.

This year the charity's teamed up with bike companies all over the world to launch a limited edition range of fundraising Stay Strong products.

Thanks to our lovely industry contacts, the crew at MBUK magazine have managed to snag a pair of uber rare limited edition Stay Strong Burgtec pedals, Stay Strong ODI 130mm grips and a Stay Strong Santini riding top.

From 10am today, they'll be up for auction on ebay, with all proceeds going to the Stay Strong Stephen Murray charity. It's helping to pay for Stephen's sky-high US medical bills, and also helping him on the long road back to recovery.

Already Stephen's got some movement in his fingers and toes. Will medical expertise growing all the time he believes one day he will walk again. And you can help him.

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Our MBUK auction has a combined value of £222 (pedals £150, grips £22, top £50), but we're starting bidding at a measly £99.99 for all three. The top is size medium by UK standards (Italian XL!).

Not sure you want to bid? Then just watch this tribute made shortly after Stephen's accident.

All profits from this auction will go to the Stay Strong Stephen Murray charity, and our nice bosses at Future Publishing will match what we raise.

So what are you waiting for? Get bidding!...

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