HEADS will be down and engines revving when the flag drops on a fund raising endurance event at the Phoenix Scalextric track this Sunday, August 9.
Local drivers will be taking on teams from all over the country in the six hour race in aid of the Shakespeare Hospice.
At stake is a special cup put up after members heard that a colleague, Mike Seddon, had been diagnosed with cancer.
Mike, a patient of the hospice, runs his own blog on its website and says: “I’m blessed with the ability to end my days at home. I’ve got a beautiful view of my garden, my pride. And I’m at home, I’m surrounded by family, I’ve got friends coming in to see me.
“You might think this is weird but it’s almost like I’m on holiday. I couldn’t be happier at the moment. And the people who are giving me that happiness are The Shakespeare Hospice.”
Mike’s wish is to raise £10,000 for the hospice before he dies and he is closing in on his target having raised £8,860.78 so far through his just giving page.
Now it is hoped that the race on the six lane Phoenix track will become an annual occasion with all funds raised going to the caring hospice.
Teams taking part are coming from as far afield as South Wales with the all-conquering racers from Watford the team to beat.
Each squad has paid the £40 entry fee and there will be a bucket collection on the day to boost funds for Mike’s appeal plus a raffle.
The Phoenix Club is based in Jill Lane, Sambourne, and everyone is invited to go along and cheer the teams on.
On Sunday doors open at 8.30am and the day will run until 4pm – everyone is invited to come along and cheer the teams on.
To make your contribution to Mike’s campaign, visit https://www.justgiving.com/mikeseddon/ .