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 on Sunday 3rd July 2022
with the aim of raising a minimum of at least £500
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 very rare disease is slowly taking away his ability to race or even 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 various clubs in the south east.
The day was based around our own 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 by all those who attended with Mike going home a very happy man. And from this idea the BOAC 500 Charity race was born.Please note that you must pre register for this event. This allows us to pre program your names and much of the days racing into the computer, allowing us all a lot more racing, so dont leave it too late, as we do have a number limit.
The Charity you will be raising money for is the PSPA
which is a national charity offering support and information to people living with PSP and CBD, while 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.