LAST CALL FOR PORSCHE CHARITY DAY AT GOODWOOD
Help support Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice in Sussex
The Porsche Charity Day in aid of Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice is all go for Saturday, 13th October. The annual event will once again be held at Goodwood Motor Circuit, West Sussex.
Highlights of the event include a paddock meet with a chance to socialise with other Porsche enthusiasts and pore over all the luscious metal. Club stands from the like of Porsche Club GB, TIPEC, 911UK, Parr and more will line the paddock. A parade lap at noon provides a great opportunity to have pictures of Porsches taken on the circuit, while 15 minute track sessions will take place throughout the day.
The history of the event dates back to 2013, when Porsche enthusiasts Jonathan Trees, Tony Clinch, John Rampton and Andrew Wilson were having breakfast at the Aero Club at Goodwood and thought it might be fun to hire the circuit for a track day. Jonathan was already actively involved in raising funds for Chestnut Tree House through the Teddy Bear Run. Combining those efforts with a track day seemed like a fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of the charity while allowing everyone to have a fun day out.
Being Porsche enthusiasts, the group felt it should be a 'Porsche only' event and so the Porsche Charity Day came into being. It is run on a non-profit basis with all the proceeds raised, after the cost of the motor circuit hire, going to Chestnut Tree House. The first event was held in October 2013 and is now heading into its sixth year. Thus far, the event has raised over £37,000.
The charity gets less than 7p in every pound funded by the government and is reliant on fundraising events such as this. It costs £6850 per day to run the centre. Families are never charged for their care. The 2016 event raised sufficient money to pay for a day, and last year it was enough to cover two days.
The organisers would like to thank Paul Robe, Lawrence Stockwell and the team at Parr who have offered invaluable advice and support over the years, along with Chris Seaward, Mandy Sutch and the team at Porsche Club GB who donate their time to both manage the bookings and the track event. Thanks also go to the crew at Goodwood Motor Circuit who help make the day the success it is, and Vroomphoto who take photos of the cars on the day and design and maintain the event’s website and Facebook page. To find out more about the event, head for www.porschecharityday.co.uk.