Its Official, the entry list is now full!
We now have the 36 confirmed entries
that we wanted to ensure our pre prepared racing will go to plan! This is the maximum number of drivers we will allow on the day. However,
because we opened the entry well before last Xmas we are aware that some drivers may now not be able to make it. With that in mind we are now accepting drivers onto our 'reserve' list, and we will do our best to accept any latecomers on the day. Please just call if you want to be on this reserve list, as any spare places on the day will go to those on the reserve list first. If you have any questions regarding this then please call Garry on 01634 830062 If are are interested in the event, then please take some time to read these pages, as everything you need to know is here!
As of this moment we have now raised over £995
for the charity, with a further £100
already taken in raffle ticket money still to add to the total. Raffle tickets are available direct from our club or on the day at £1 each minimum purchase £5So 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 £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 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.