Another successful ladies driving challenge!

The Fire Fighters Charity and British Red Cross once again held their annual Ladies Driving Challenge at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, Near Lutterworth in Leicestershire on 10 October 2010.

The Ladies Driving Challenge was an action packed day where women were given the chance to drive a once in a lifetime variety of large and unusual vehicles often associated with male drivers. Participants tried their hands at manoeuvring a range of different vehicles such as Fire Engines, 4x4’s, HGV’s, Combine Harvester’s, Hovercraft and tractors - all kindly donated by local companies.

Laura Harden (Fire Fighters Charity) said; “We just want to say thank you to David Walton at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground who let’s us use the fantastic venue at no cost, all our volunteers and local businesses who donate vehicles all making this day a huge success.  You helped us to raise around £23,000 in aid of the charities this year.”

Mary Morgan (British Red Cross) said, “Last year we managed to raise £23,000 and through the generosity of all those who sponsored and all those who took part.  Each year the event grows and next year we are expecting it to be full once again, so if you would like to take part, please do get in touch.”

All proceeds from the event will be split evenly between The Fire Fighters Charity - the official organisation which exists for fire fighters during their times of need and assists over 17,000 injured individuals every year by providing pioneering treatment and support services and British Red Cross who supported 117,000 people in the local area in 2010 including valued support to the Fire and Rescue services by way of their Fire and Emergency Support Service.

The Ladies Driving Challenge is the perfect opportunity to do something different for the day with friends and family members.  To take part next year, entrants should request a registration form from Laura Harden on 07798 725560 or lharden@firefighterscharity.org.uk or Mary Morgan on 0116 2716258 or mmorgan@redcross.org.uk.

www.firefighterscharity.org.uk

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