Monday, 8 April 2013

Weird And Wacky Vehicles Wanted For Driving Challenge

Owners of super-sized vehicles are being asked to step forward and hand their keys over to 200 women for a charity fundraiser.

More vehicles are needed for The Fire Fighters Charity Ladies Driving Challenge, held at Alconbury Airfield next month. At the event, a total of 200 women will get the chance to get behind the wheel of unusually large and quirky vehicles they would never normally get the chance to drive.

From arctic lorries, double-decker buses and combine harvesters to limousines, ice cream vans and quad bikes, a wide range of vehicles will be welcomed.

The annual fundraiser on May 12 is organised by Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service together with Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, with all funds raised going to The Fire Fighters Charity.

Jon Neish, Group Commander at CFRS and The Fire Fighters Charity representative, said: "We know there are dozens of generous local business owners in Cambridgeshire that have a range of vehicles and we¿re hoping some will step up and hand over their keys for this great cause.

"The day is lots of fun and gives charitable fundraisers the chance to be in the driving seat of vehicles they would never be able to drive out on the road in usual conditions."

Participants are given specialist training on the day by driving instructors and are supervised at all times.

If you have a vehicle you can donate for the day, get in touch by emailing ldc@bedsfire.com or calling (01234) 845130.