If you are reading this for the first time, then you have missed the first BOAC 500, but dont panic, because we will be running another later this year. Thank you everyone who attended the last event, we aimed to raise £500 and we easily more than tripled that target, so thank you all. So what is the BOAC 500?
Well its a charity fund raising event that is held on the B
oulsdon model car club track in which is based in Bletchingly, Surrey although we started out in Coulsdon, and with a target of raising £500 the name BOAC 500
The original idea came about after we ran a race day for one of our club members Mike Thomas
(that is his smiling face on the right) 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 where he would still be able to drive. That event was a success so we decided to expand the idea to make it a slot racing day to remember for everyone.
The race day is based around our 1/24 scale club cars (larger than the normal 1/32 scale cars), so all anyone has to do is turn up and race as we provide everything that you need, we even include a top rated fully experienced club driver so that each team will have an expert on hand to ensure that everyone will know what to do, how to drive and what tactics you might need to win!
The Charity you will be raising money for this time is the Motor Neurone Disease Association
which is a charity offering support to people with MND whilst also supporting research into treatments and ultimately a cure. The MNDA
is a registered charity in England and Wales (294354) Click here for a direct link to their website.We are still in the early stages of the event now and are sure that we will get some sponsors on board in the coming weeks, but all monies raised on the day from driver entries etc will go directly to the MNDA.