The Ladies Driving Challenge, which witnessed participation of more than 100 women on Sunday September 26, helped raising thousands of Pounds to provide monetary assistance to Marie Curie Cancer Care.
This year, the event that was conducted at Throckmorton Airfield, near Pershore, managed to collect £20,000 for the cancer centre, by the means of sponsorship and entrance fees.
The women took part with great enthusiasm riding different kinds of vehicles. The challenge was accepted by around 110 women, who drove in Aston Martins, ambulances, double decker buses and other numerous vehicles.
The participants of the event consisted of the cancer survivors or those having personal experience of cancer and women who take up similar jobs to that of nurses working with Marie Curie.
Influenced by her sister’s struggle with cancer, Pamela Jones of Jamaica Road, Malvern took up the challenge and expressed that it was awesome, but her legs were trembling.
The Regional Event Manager for Marie Curie, Jon Duckham was glad that the event met with success.
The entry fee for the event is £10 and the participants are being urged by the charity to pool £100 each that would suffice the nursing care to be provided to cancer patients for five hours.