Thu 11 Jun 2015
As part of the John German 175th year anniversary celebrations, we decided to use Nick & Pauls race driving expertise to help raise money for our two chosen charities; Rainbows Hospice For Children & Young People in Loughborough and St Giles Hospice near Lichfield.
Paul and Nick took our generous guests for white knuckle laps around the world famous racetrack in super-fast Caterham cars. Combined they drove at least 70 laps of the circuit on a very warm evening.
We can honestly say the night couldn’t have gone any better, the weather was lovely, everyone was in a fantastic mood and all the riders came back in one piece (if a little shell-shocked!). Better still, Nicholas Hamilton (Lewis Hamilton’s younger brother who races an Audi in British Touring Cars) was training in the pit-stop next to ours and even took the time to come and pose for a picture with us! We also spotted Kelvin Fletcher who plays Andy Sugden in Emmerdale!
The following day we received a lovely letter from one of the guests; “I have never been on a track myself, so it was a real treat to experience it last night - I loved it! Although I thanked him last night please pass on my appreciation to Paul – he must have been completely shattered by the time the last lap was completed. I would also like to thank all the John German staff for making all the invitees and their guests welcome and also for the excellent refreshments. "
The event has helped raise an astonishing £2755 and donations are still coming in. We would like to give massive thanks to all the guests and contributors; thanks to Paul and Nick for driving and thanks to The Buffet Boutique for the refreshments.
So far this year we have raised a total of £3373.25 and we hope to add to this when we hold our next big event; Tour Du Quatre Counties when our staff will take part in a sponsored cycle relay between all 10 of our offices across 4 counties to be held on the weekend of 19 & 20th September – more details to follow.
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