Heroic performance by supercar drivers helps raise £1000s

Supercars of all colours, shapes and sizes dominated the roads of the Midlands last weekend (7-8 July) en route to The Supercar Event, a two day family festival that raises money for The Children’s Trust, the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury.

Over 100 volunteers surrendered their World Cup weekend to ensure the success of The Supercar Event, which took place at Rockingham Motor Speedway for the first time in its 12 year history. Supercar drivers donated their time, tyres and petrol to give adrenalin-fuelled passenger rides to thousands of paying visitors. Some of the world’s most impressive supercars took part, including a McLaren 570GT, Ferrari 488 Spider, Ariel Nomad and Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera.

Two very special guests included 16 year old Ryley from Baston and 14 year old Mikey from Wellingborough, who both received specialist rehabilitation at The Children’s Trust following a brain injury. The youngsters were treated to a spin around the track, and chat with TV presenter Craig Phillips who hosted the event. Racing driver Rebecca Jackson and presenter Alexandra Legioux also joined in the weekend activities, which also boasted displays from F1 cars, Caterham Sevens plus Eddie Stobart’s Mark Dixon and his team of Tic Tacs.  

One of the organisers, Peter Dietsch, who has volunteered for The Children’s Trust for more than 10 years, said: “It was a bold move taking the event to Rockingham, but exciting to see the cars on a bigger track. We’re delighted with how it went and had some really special cars join us, plus we raised a fantastic amount to help children with brain injury. It’s a real team effort and a privilege to be part of such a generous and committed community. I can’t wait to start work on next year’s event, it’s guaranteed to get bigger and better.

Katie Roberts, Head of Voluntary Fundraising at The Children’s Trust, said: “The generosity of our visitors and everyone who volunteers never fails to amaze me, and is greatly appreciated. Every penny raised will help us to provide specialist therapy, care and education for children with brain injury and neurological conditions. It’s a fantastic event. Watch this space for the date for The Supercar Event 2019.”

If you’re interested in The Supercar Event 2019 visit www.thesupercarevent.com Ryley and Mikey who were supported by The Children's Trust at The Supercar Event with the Stig

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