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Karting for Heroes update

27 April, 2010

Karting for Heroes – already a success


By Geoff Kelley. Hydraquip


As we draw nearer to inaugural Karting for Heroes race day (to be held on 23rd May at Buckmore Park, Kent) the jigsaw is coming together with tremendous support across the board from the teams and supporters alike. Initially when I was putting together the bones of Karting for Heroes I was looking at raising circa £5K for the event but as the jigsaw has come together I am going to have to admit that it looks like I got it wrong based on developments so far. I am pleased to say that before we have even set foot into Buckmore grounds or fired up an engine K4H has raised over £1000K already, thanks to team sponsorship. Businesses too have been throwing in their support with offers of goods and services to help raise more money with an up to date listing shown on the Sponsors page of the website. Thank you to everyone who has helped us off to a brilliant start - but definitely not the finish.


Filling the grid

Based on recent web activity and numerous conversations April should see a jump in the number of paid up teams entered for the event, so if you know of anyone who is thinking about putting a team in, give them a gentle nudge.


Bring your own army

Okay so you've got a team in the race, you raised a lump of money in your bid for pole and your ready to go. Well almost, you need an army of fans to cheer you on.........or possibly mock you should your first driver lose it at the start on the hairpins (and yes I can claim that one myself, but it was wet!). Spectators of all ages are more than welcome on the day and the louder and brighter they are the better. 


K4H - The shirt

With generous support from ‘Joules’ and ‘Alphastitch’, we will be offering a limited number of K4H branded polo shirts for sale. These are a quality polo in washed navy with the K4H logo on the front and K4H logo on the back. As they are limited they will be on a first come basis on the day. Available in medium,large and extra large. Yours for a minimum donation of £20 each.


Raffle & auction prizes

If you know someone or have something that we can offer or auction please call me or forward my details.


Hotel offer

Don't forget that the 4 star Bridgewood Manor Hotel is generously offering reduced rated for any supporters or entrants who wish to stay over on either the Saturday or Sunday night. With excellent facilities and only a 5 minute drive from the circuit the Bridgewood is the ideal place to stay. Bed and Breakfast per room at £79.00 or dinner plus bed and breakfast per room £119.00. Telephone 01634 201333 quoting 'K4H Offer'.






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