Motorsport event raises vital cash for disabled children
The Chateau Impney Hill Climb, one of the Midlands most popular motorsport events dating back to the 1950s, has raised over £2,700 for its charity partner Caudwell Children, the national charity that provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families.
The event, which took place on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July, 2019, saw a full programme of classic car racing around a challenging, hilly, course set in the grounds of the majestic Louis XIII-style Grade II listed chateau in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire.
This year over 200 pre-1967 cars competed in the various races, whilst 1960s Formula 1 cars, World Rally Championship models and some of the rarest cars in the world were also on display.
Over 20,000 spectators attended the family friendly event that also included an RAF flyover and a remote control boat race on the River Salwarpe.
“It was an unbelievable event that was supported by an enthusiastic crowd of motorsports fans, and those who just wanted to have a great day out,” said Sam Walker from Caudwell Children. “So we’re delighted to have received £2,732 from the event and we’re really happy to be partnering with them again in 2020 and 21.
“Chateau Impney gave us the opportunity to have a highly visible presence at the event.
“We had an exhibition stand and a team of staff and volunteers around the site, which allowed us to introduce our services to a new audience.
“Spectators were able to make a donation to the charity in the traditional way, with cash, or through ‘Tap and Go’ with their debit or credit card.
“And we must say a huge ‘Thank you’ to Artic Spa, Instacam Van, Hevenwood Raceway and Footman James, who exhibited at the event and also collected on Caudwell Children’s behalf.”
Sam said that it had been a fabulous couple of days and that spectators had enjoyed exceptional dining, shopping and hospitality, VIP experiences and a host of independent food offerings.
“There really was something for everyone and people were extremely generous in donating to the charity.
“The money raised will help us to continue providing access to the treatments, therapies, equipment and support that disabled children need to lead happy, active and independent lives.”
You can find out more about Caudwell Children’s services here.