If you are reading this for the first time, then you have missed the first BOAC 500, but dont panic, another will be along soon! Thank you everyone who attended the event from all at the BOAC 500. We aimed to raise £500 and we easily more than tripled doubled that target, so thank you all.
Despite Covid and holidays the event was well attended and those who came all went home with various goodies all donated by our sponsors in one way or another. The good news is that we will be running another sometime in 2023 and you will hear about it here first, so keep watching!So what is the BOAC 500?
Well its a charity fund raising event that will be held on the B
oulsdon model car club track in 2023, date to be confirmed.
The idea came about after we ran a race day for one of our club members Mike Thomas
(more commonly known as Birdseed
) who is suffering from PSP
(google it, its too complex to explain here!). This rare disease is slowly taking away his ability to race or walk, so we organised a race day whereby he would still be able to drive (we made a special "grandstand" for him) and meet up with the many friends he has made during the years he has raced at clubs in the south east.
The day was based around our 1/24 club cars, so all anyone had to do was turn up with a controller and race. The result was a great days racing and enjoyed by all, with Mike going home a very happy man. And from this idea the BOAC 500 Charity race was born.
The Charity you will be raising money for is the PSPA
which is a charity offering support to people living with PSP and CBD, whilst supporting research into treatments and ultimately a cure. They rely entirely on voluntary donations. PSPA
is a registered charity in England and Wales (1037087) and in Scotland (SC041199). Click here for a direct link to their website.We are most grateful to both Superstars.co.uk and Autographs.co.uk who have very kindly agreed to cover the full cost of the event including the days racing and maintenance of the cars, so 100% of the entry fees and any money raised on the day via raffles etc will go to the Charity that is providing the supporting care for Mike.