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Get revving for the RBC Soapbox challenge

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The Royal Berkshire Charity (RBC) is delighted to introduce a new and exciting event to its 2017 fundraising calendar – The RBC Soapbox Challenge.

 

On Saturday 19 August, amateur drivers will drift their homemade soapbox vehicles down the track at Englefield Park, near Theale in a bid for the coveted first place.

 

The non-motorised racing event will challenge entrants to design and build imaginative soapbox dream machines to race in two timed runs down the course. Each machine will be hand-made and fuelled by nothing but courage, adrenaline, and the force of gravity.  The fastest cart will be the winner!

 

Ian Thomson, Charity Director said: “We are really looking forward to the day, it should be very exciting and great fun for both participants and spectators and a great fundraiser.

 

“I would like to say a huge thank you to the Benyon family, who have once again kindly allowed us to use their home, Englefield Park to host the event. Their continued support of the RBC is very much appreciated.”

 

Entry to the event is £100 per team for seniors (18+ years); £50 for juniors (12 to 17 years). As this is a fundraising event, the RBC ask that participants also try and raise as much sponsorship as they can for their chosen cause. 

 

Spectators will pay a nominal charge of £5 which will cover entry to the event and car parking.

 

For safety and the enjoyment of those taking part entries are limited to 30 soapboxes.

 

More information, an entry form and rules and regulations can be found on the Royal Berkshire NHS FT website or contact June Leatheam on 0118 322 8860 or via email at june.leatheam@royalberkshire.nhs.uk 

January 2017

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