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Business compete in Karting competition for St Clare Hospice

Charity / Sat 6th Oct 2018 at 04:54pm

A TOTAL of 24 teams from 17 local businesses put the pedal to the metal on Thursday 20th September 2018 at Rye House Raceway in Hoddesdon, to compete in a two-hour endurance go-karting race in aid of West Essex and East Herts charity, St Clare Hospice.

The participating local businesses included:

LPL Construction (who also invited customers to participate, helping to generate further income for St Clare)

E. Corr

Alloy Fabweld

Weston Homes

Mackness Contracting

Nockolds Solicitors

Grabking

J Day & Son

Jack Stanley Homes

Loco Energy Drinks

Barclays

BPH Rail & Civil Engineering

C&C Metal Trading

C2 Construction

The AA

Stansted Plant

The Lyndon Pallett Group

Winning the go-karting race and the St Clare trophy was Palletts Pebbles from The Lyndon Pallett Group, who successfully completed 122 laps in 1:50:13.721. This will mark the second win for the team, after having taken home the trophy in the 2017 Race Night, too.

The event in total raised £13,000 in vital funding for the charity, which is enough to pay for almost three-hundred visits from St Clare Hospice at Home nursing assistants to local people living with a life-limiting illness, in their own homes.

Corporate Partnerships Manager at St Clare, Amy Jacobs, said: “Every September, the Corporate Go Karting Race Night is my favourite need-for-speed event of the year! It is an honour to host such a fun and exciting event for local businesses throughout West Essex and East Herts. We are honoured that 24 teams jumped in the front seat for St Clare to help us raise vital funding to support local people living with a life-limiting illness who need us.

Although only one team can be crowned the quickest (congratulations, Palletts Pebbles!), every person who came and supported the event is a champion – and a true hospice hero! Thank you so much for empowering St Clare to continue to do what we do! We’d also like to say a special thank you to E. Corr and LPL Construction, who followed their tradition from 2017 of inviting their very own customers to participate and raise further income for St Clare. They are true hospice heroes!”

Also attending on the evening was special guest, Katherine Lee (aged 39 years from Epping), a patient of St Clare who was keen to support the event to raise awareness of the extraordinary nature of hospice care. Earlier in July 2018, St Clare Hospice had arranged for Katherine, a self-confessed Formula 1 fanatic, to meet her celebrity hero Lewis Hamilton – who coincidentally trained at Rye House Raceway where the charity Go-karting Race Night was hosted. To read the full story, please visit the St Clare Hospice website at: stclarehospice.org.uk/news

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