Driving challenge for women postponed

7 September 2010

The Ladies’ Driving Challenge originally planned for Sunday 19 September to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity is being postponed until next year.

The new date will promise an even bigger and better event.

Darryl Keen, Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service’s Charity Co-ordinator, said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the postponement of this event.

“Due to the high amount of interest in attending and the desire to combine the day with a family fun day we have decided to postpone it until next year to be able to make it a bigger, more successful event.

“The women-only challenge is an opportunity to drive many different vehicles with the focus on handling vehicles with skill and enjoying new experiences, as well as raising money for a good cause.

“With the vehicles we have available for the event – a crane, fire engines, a tank, a coach – and other attractions such as a tethered hot air balloon, we want to open this up to a wider audience and make it a bigger event, with everyone being given the opportunity to drive or be a passenger in the vehicles.”

The Fire Fighters Charity is a national charity which provides assistance to serving and retired fire and rescue service staff, their families and dependants.

Darryl added: “A new date will be advertised later in the year which should give even more people an opportunity to join in this fantastic event, and help boost the funds for this worthy charity.”