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Petrolheads' fundraiser at Croft circuit
UNEMPLOYED young people have been given a boost, after £15,000 was raised in aid of a youth charity.
Petrol heads took the drive of their lives at a Supercar Track Day at Croft racing circuit, near Darlington, to raise funds to help young people in the region achieve their best in life.
Hosted by world record-breaking former long jumper Jonathan Edwards, the event offered a chance for participants to drive their dream machines while raising money for the Prince’s Trust.
Mr Edwards, an ambassador for the charity, said: “This event comes at a time when there are one in four young people in the North-East struggling to get a job so I am thrilled that we have been able to raise over £15,000, which will go directly toward helping them achieve their ambitions.
“It makes me very proud to see so many people getting behind the work of The Trust and giving their money and time to make sure that young people in the region don’t get forgotten.”
This high-octane combination of circuit and non-circuit events saw a thrilling collection of exotic road, racing and motorsport vehicles, including Maserati, Porsche and Bentley, brought together car lovers from around the region.
Guests drove the circuit-based events as well as being driven by expert instructors, whilst a competitive element added further frisson to the non-circuit activities.
Andrew Maidwell, organiser of the event, said: “Things are very tough for young people in the North East at the moment and The Prince’s Trust do some amazing work with them to get on track and find employment.
“This very special gathering of the world’s finest supercars and renowned racing drivers here in the region was no mean feat but it is down to the enormous support from people to help change young lives that we were able to make it happen and raise an incredible amount in the process.”
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