A1GP: Dance the night away at Brands Hatch for a good cause

By LJ Hutchins

CalendarSaturday, March 14th, 2009

 
 

Race fans attending the A1GP season finale at Brands Hatch in May have the chance to dance the night away in the trackside VIP hospitality suite – and it’s all for a good cause.

A1 Team Great Britain will be hosting the third annual Flying Finale Charity Ball for the benefit of its long-time nominated charity, Demelza Hospice Care for Children, which provides for children with life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses.

Team GBR promote the Brands Hatch race

Team GBR promote the Brands Hatch race

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The ball will follow A1GP’s official practice sessions on Friday 1 May and all proceeds from the event will go to the charity.

According to the team, the event has been a big success in prior years, with guests able to meet the Team GBR drivers and A1GP executives. There is also a charity auction with lots donated by Demelza supporters.

Team GBR is also helping to launch another fundraising scheme – a prepayment card which includes a donation to the charity for every transaction made.

Driver Dann Watts has been helping with the preparations for his home event, including attending the hospice to launch the two fundraising initiatives.

He also visited Brands Hatch, the venue of the British A1GP event in May, to help launch the circuit’s 2009 race schedule, where he was joined by A1GP colleague and Ireland racer Adam Carroll, DTM driver and former GBR race winner Oliver Jarvis, WTCC’s Andy Priaulx and drivers from the new F2 championship.

He said: “I’m delighted to assist Demelza Hospice Care for Children launch the Demelza Club Prepaid MasterCard. It’s the second charity card of its kind in Britain and I hope it helps to raise much-needed funds for the hospice.

“It was a privilege to be one of the first to visit to new facility at Eltham. It has such a light and friendly feel, which is so important for the children and their families.

“Becoming a father for the first time just six weeks ago made my visit here that much more poignant and hammers home how fortunate I am to have a healthy son.”

Sarah Taylor, OF Demelza Hospice Care for Children, said: “We are privileged to be working in association with A1 Team GBR for the third consecutive year and we are looking forward to staging our Flying Finale charity ball when A1GP returns to British turf.

“Tickets are limited so please contact me for further information on 01795 845204 or on sarah.taylor@demelza.org.uk.”

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