Instructor’s driving ambition for charity
A DRIVING instructor has transformed her car ahead of taking part in a nationwide charity relay.
Sue Walker, from Adlington, is taking part in the Big Learner Relay, which will see driving instructors and their students driving the length of the country in aid of Children in Need.
She has covered her car in spots and is inviting residents to ‘sponsor a spot’ ahead of the relay.
Sue, who has taken part in the relay for the past three years, said: “It would be wonderful if people could donate to this fantastic fundraising event, and all the money raised will go directly to Children in Need with the Big Learner Relay name attached.”
The relay – during which a special ‘top box’ will be passed from car to car – runs from November 1-17, with Sue and a pupil leading the leg from Macclesfield to Congleton on Thursday, November 9.
Sue, who will set off from the Flower Pot Pub, said: “I will be at the Flower Pot with my pupil from 12.30pm, and will be leaving at 1.15pm after the previous leg has arrived from Lyme Park and we’ve transferred the special top box from their car to mine, together with Louise Walsh.
“Pudsey Bear will be with us to add to the fun of the day, and there will be refreshments for all, including cupcakes and hopefully pizza.
“Please come along to join in the fun and have a photo taken with Pudsey.”
Residents and fellow driving instructors are also invited to join the convoy, which will travel along Congleton Road to Tesco on the Clayton by-pass in Congleton.
Sponsors are invited to donate £3 for a spot, or make a donation in return for having a picture with Pudsey at the Flower Pot.
This is the fourth year of the Big Learner Relay for Children in Need, and Sue raised £250 as the lead car in 2015 and £150 as part of the 2016 convoy.
She has set herself a target of raising £150 this year, and is inviting people to sponsor a spot by donating money to sign a coloured spot and stick it on her car.
To donate £3 text SWDL50, or go to justgiving.com/ fundraising/ sue-walker18.