Volunteers needed to support motorsports event
One of the country’s leading children’s charities is appealing for volunteers to support them at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb, one of the Midlands most popular motorsport events dating back to the 1950s.
Caudwell Children, the national charity which provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families, has been named as the events charity partner for the next three years.
And now the charity is appealing for more volunteers to maximise the opportunities afforded by the partnership.
“As charity partner Chateau Impney has given us the opportunity to have a highly visible presence at the event,” said Megan Hayman Tansley from Caudwell Children. “We will have an exhibition stand and a team of staff around the site, which will allow us to introduce our services to a new audience.
“Ticket holders will also be 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.
“But to maximise donations we need a team of volunteers to assist us with our collections.”
The event, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday July 13-14, 2019, will see 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.
Also on show will be a large number of historic Bentley’s and Minis, a Lotus 19, Bugatti Type 35, Leyland-Thomas No.1, and a Lola T70 MkII.
Yvonne Stannard, aged 56, has volunteered for Caudwell Children for over 10 years and the retired nurse believes that those who give their time to support the charity have a great experience. As she exclaimed: “I get a huge sense of satisfaction volunteering for Caudwell Children because all the charities overheads are paid for by a generous benefactor.
“This means that every penny that I help to raise goes directly to the children that the charity supports, helping them to get the specialist equipment that they need and deserve.
“But not only that you meet like-minded people who are kind hearted and generous and I’ve met friends that I’ll have for life through volunteering.
“All the volunteers wear distinctive purple T-shirts and hoodies and I’d urge anyone to come and join Caudwell Children’s band of purple people at the event.
“You don’t have to cover the two days, any time that you could give would be greatly appreciated.”
The original event, which ran from 1957-1967, was successfully relaunched in 2015 to incorporate a number of speed trials, rallies, exhibitions, world record attempts and activities on the estate.
This year over 200 pre-1967 cars are expected to compete in the various races, whilst 1960s Formula 1 cars, World Rally Championship models and some of the rarest cars in the world will also be on display.
Over 20,000 spectators are expected at the family friendly event that will also include an RAF flyover and a remote control boat race on the River Salwarpe.
“It’s an unbelievable event supported by an enthusiastic crowd of motorsport fans, and those who just want a great day out,” said Megan. “So we’re extremely excited to be involved in the Hill Climb, but we desperately need people to come forward and volunteer for us, over the weekend, to ensure that we raise as much as we possibly can.”
To find out more and volunteer ring Megan on 01782 433610 or email:
You can book your tickets for the event here.
You can find out more about Caudwell Children here.