New Motorsport club raises £100 for hospice at first event!
By Melody Ikin
A new motorsport club has boosted St Catherine’s Hospice with a £100 charity donation generated at an autosolo car test.
St Catherine’s hospice is a charity that provides care and support for those who are suffering from a life-shortening illness and offers support for their loved ones, too. The charity relies on the support of the local community to raise funds to allow the hospice to continue providing its services.
The newly formed Preston Motorsport Club, whose chairman is Leyland man Kris Coombes, staged the fun event on land in the town off Carr Lane owned by the Peel Group.
A total of 27 motorsport enthusiasts entered the competition which involved driving around a carefully laid out course, with time penalties applied for hitting cones. For more than half of the field, it was their first proper motorsport event and for runner-up David Moss, from Leyland, it was his first ever motorsport event.
The event attracted more than 100 spectators and they were able to take advantage of the catering facilities on offer on a wet and windy day, which gave way to sunnier afternoon weather.
Kris, who runs domiciliary care business Gentle Touch in Turpin Green Lane with his mum Julie, said: “The autosolo was a great way to introduce ourselves to the people of Leyland and to raise money for a very worthy cause at the same time. We are delighted to be able to support St Catherine’s Hospice in this way.
“Our club meets once a fortnight and since being formed in February has attracted more than 40 motorsport fans to join.
“We stage fun events at meetings, such as quizzes, rally navigation classes, DVD nights, treasure hunts and trips out to places of interest from a motorsport enthusiast’s point of view, plus we have guest speakers from the world of two and four-wheeled machinery.”
For more information about joining Preston Motorsport Club email firstname.lastname@example.org
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