In­struc­tor’s driv­ing am­bi­tion for char­ity

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

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 just­giv­ fundrais­ing/ sue-walker18.

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