Supercar extravaganza returns to Meadowhall

The Supercar Experience roared into Meadowhall on Saturday to raise money and awareness for the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Thousands turned up on Saturday 13th May for the chance to see a range of Porsches, Lamborghinis, Ferraris and even Transformer cars as well as many others.

Prior to the event, the Supercar Driver team had already raised over £50,000 for the Children’s Hospice.

Sheffield resident Adam Thorby created Supercar Driver as a member’s club for owners of supercars in 2009. Mr Thorby started raising money for the hospice in 2011 after he attended a Virgin Racing event, where money was being donated to Bluebell Wood.

Julie Hampson, Corporate Fundraiser at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, said: “Events like our Supercar Experience are a fantastic way to raise much needed funds and awareness for Bluebell Wood, and help us create special memories for children and families across South Yorkshire and beyond.”

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is Meadowhall’s chosen charity for 2016/2017 and cares for children and young adults with a shortened life expectancy and a range of complex medical needs, and their families.

James Shane, 19, a spectator of the Supercar Experience, said: “It was a good fun day out. What a great event for a great cause.”

The public were asked to put £1 per person into a bucket to go towards Bluebell Wood.

Ms Hampson added: “The wide range of services we offer include end of life care, music therapy, counselling, sibling support, home visits and more. We need £4 million to keep our doors open each year and 90% of this comes from community and corporate fundraising, so every penny really does make a difference.”

Last year, the popular event at Meadowhall raised more than £6,500 for the Children’s Hospice.

 

 

 

 

Jesse Ladd

Journalism student at the University of Sheffield.

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