The Ladies Driving Challenge…. a truck load of fun
6th July 2010
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Marie Curie Cancer Care is calling on Ladies from Herefordshire to register to take part in an exciting annual event, the Ladies Driving Challenge. The event, which takes place on the 12th September at Throckmorton airfield, Pershore in Worcestershire hopes to raise over £20,000 which will provide more than 1,000 hours of nursing care to terminally ill patients at home, supported by their families.   

Ladies who take part in the event are given the chance to experience the thrill of driving a wide range of vehicles such as articulated lorries that for many would never otherwise be available. Vehicles up for grabs are likely to include ambulances, 4 x 4, Double Decker Buses and JCBs to name just a few.

Paula Hunt and Christine Cook have both taken part in the event at Throckmorton and are coming back for a second year;

Christine said “ Marie Curie Cancer Care is such a good cause; we’ve all been affected by cancer in some way or another and if I can make a difference by raising funds for the charity and have fun at the same time, I’m definitely behind it.”

Paula however knows only too well the importance of what Marie Curie nurses do, because in 2001 her mum died from cancer and received end of life nursing care at home. It’s for this reason that Paula has got excited by The Ladies Driving Challenge, she said “The Ladies Driving Challenge is such a fantastic event, the camaraderie on the day was great and I couldn’t get enough of driving the articulated Lorries, I can’t wait to take part again this year and get to drive them again!”

Registration for the event costs £10 and ladies are asked to raise £100 each to take part. For more information and for a registration pack, please contact Lucy Barons on 0117 9427132 or email 



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