LAST CALL FOR PORSCHE CHAR­ITY DAY AT GOOD­WOOD

Help support Ch­est­nut Tree House Chil­dren's Hospice in Sus­sex

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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.

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