Children receive funds from lawn mower racers

A cheque for the children of Ingfield Manor from  The British Lawn Mower Racing Association. Picture by Charlie Gould
A cheque for the children of Ingfield Manor from The British Lawn Mower Racing Association. Picture by Charlie Gould

The British Lawn Mower Racing Association’s annual 12 Hour Race held in August succeeded in raising over £2000 for charity, and club chairman Pete Hammerton is seen presenting a cheque for £1566.18 to the children of Ingfield Manor, the school run by the cerebral palsy charity, Scope.

The money will go towards two projects currently being undertaken at the Five-Oaks based facility: the continuing development of an outdoor sports activity area purpose-built to accommodate the children’s disabilities, and the enlargement of the main hall to provide greater capacity for the school’s various social activities.

The club also donated £500 to Andover-based children’s charity, Brave Hearts.

The BLMRA’s now world-famous endurance event, in which intrepid racers drive throughout the night, saw the winning team cover a total distance of almost 350 miles.

Report contributed by Simon Funnell. Pictures by Charlie Gould.