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Saturday 4th June, 2011 - 12:51pm

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Event organiser Lisa Edwards with Jason Richards and Jason Bright

Event organiser Lisa Edwards with Jason Richards and Jason Bright

V8 Supercars driver Jason Richards has enjoyed another fundraising event, raising money for his fight against cancer.

Richards was the guest of honour at ‘Dinner 4 Jase’ last night at Melbourne’s well-known Witches in Britches comedy theatre restaurant.

Over 200 guests attended the event, and over $45,000 was raised through ticket sales.

Some of the special guests at the event included V8 Supercars drivers Tony D’Alberto, Cameron McConville, Lee Holdsworth, Michael Caruso, Jason Bright, Andrew Jones and Owen Kelly. Also attending the evening was actor Paul O’Brien (best known as Jack Holden on Australian soap Home and Away).

In the last two weeks there have been a number of fundraising events for Richards, including a horse racing day at Sandown, plus a simulator race on the Gold Coast.

Richards, suffering from adrenocortical carcinoma, says he is grateful for the amazing contributions.

Fujitsu Racing drivers Lee Holdsworth and Michael Caruso

Fujitsu Racing drivers Lee Holdsworth and Michael Caruso

“What do I say? The support from my community and from the motor racing fraternity has been tremendous again,” Richards told Speedcafe.com.

“It just gives me more inspiration to get better.

“I’m in a good space at the moment. I’m on my drug trial and I’ve had semi-positive news. It’s not good news, but it’s not as bad. You can twist that as much as you like, so I’ve had a good week.

“It has been good fun catching up with a lot of people over the past few months, doing lots of things, and tonight was just another great night – Witches in Britches was above my expectations.

“I have to say, it was a very funny show. I liked the way they wrote different characters into the script was funny.”

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