A family fun weekend that attracted more than 1000 visitors keen to take advantage of a rare opportunity to see a genuine Formula 1 Ferrari has raised an amazing £2,000 for the Leukaemia unit Appeal fund which supports the Georgina unit at Russells Hall Hospital Dudley.
The two day event, was organised and sponsored by Addison Tyre Centre (Tipton) and Bridgestone UK.
This allowed hundreds of F1 fans the chance to have their photo taken with the car. Visitors could also test their racing skills in an F1 simulator. Winning official F1 merchandise for fastest Laps were Liam Heard age 14 from Stourbridge and Michael Farley age 24 from Halesowen
Liam who won the under 16 category had been shopping with his mom at merry hill centre and had one go on the simulator and was disappointed with his time, when he got home he decided to cycle it all the way from Stourbridge for a few more goes He ended up getting the fastest lap time of the weekend!
The winner of the prize draw is Jeffrey Warren and his son Marc they have won two tickets to take a tour of the Red Bull Factory in Milton Keynes.
Jason Addison, director of the company said: “We were really pleased to have such a great turnout to the event and would like to thank all those who showed their support on the day. More than 300 people had their photos taken in the Ferrari and over 200 enjoyed a go on the simulator, which will provide them with a lasting memory. More importantly though, they helped to raise £2,000 for the Leukeamia Unit Appeal Fund – a charity that is close to my family’s hearts as my son was diagnosed with leukaemia when he was just five years old, thankfully he is now in remission and leading a normal life.
If you would like to organise an event to raise money for Leukaemia Appeal Fund or to take part in one of the many fundraising events they organise please contact Pauline Jenkins our Charity coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org