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Kids take a ride in the fast lane with Caudwell Children


  • Caudwell Children partner with Sporting Bears Motor Club
  • Autistic children and children with a disability enjoy thrilling family-fun car experience

Caudwell Children’s charity in partnership with Sporting Bears Motor club, hosted a Family Fun Day for autistic children and children with a disability during the Easter break.

Taking place on Friday 14th April, children and their families were able to experience a thrilling passenger ride in some of the world’s finest sports and classic cars, including an Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante and Lotus Excel at the award-winning Caudwell International Children’s Centre based in Keele, Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Family Fun days give children with a disability the opportunity to meet other children with similar disabilities while having fun in a safe and welcoming environment.

Katie Fox, a parent who attended the event said “It was amazing to see Fred’s face light up and see him waving to us as the car drove off. He told me that he’s now going to save all his pocket money to buy an Aston Martin.

“Fred got his diagnosis through Caudwell Children, he loves the centre and feels really comfortable coming here, it’s lovely to see a lot of children together that have the same needs as Fred.”

This is the second event that the motoring club has partnered up with the charity after the success of the first event back in October 2022.

Sharon Evans, who also attended the event said “We came last year and the kids had loads of fun, I love Caudwell Children because they do events like this, it’s a wonderful experience for every child to see all of the cars and it was really nice to speak to the owners of the cars as well.”

Sporting Bears Motor Club are a dedicated group of classic and sports car enthusiasts who have joined together to raise money for children’s charities. Founded in 1989 by Chris Glasbey with the help of his wife Pat, the club has gone from strength to strength and have raised over £3 Million to support charities based in the UK.

Mike, a member of the Sporting Bears Motor Club said “I joined Sporting Bears after I attended the NEC one year and saw what an amazing charity the club was, I was thinking about getting myself a sports car and this was the perfect opportunity for me.”

Mike added “Partnering with local charities is really important but not as important as putting smiles on children’s faces.”

Trudi Beswick CEO of Caudwell Children said “I’m delighted to welcome back Sporting Bears to the Centre, the children really love being able to take a ride in the cars and it’s heart-warming to see their huge smiles, there is nothing better than that.”

Caudwell Children plan to host more Family Fun Day events in the near future but in the meantime the charity run Short Break sessions every Saturday for children with a disability living in Staffordshire and Cheshire East. Children are able to develop their skills, find new interests, while making friends.

For more information on Short Breaks, please visit or email

For more information please contact:

Sarah Annable – PR Executive

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