£60m of supercar support for charity
The Children’s Trust charity was the winner as 150 supercars with a combined value of almost £60m took part in The Supercar Event at Dunsfold Park last weekend, raising more than £100,000 to help children with brain injury.
Thousands of visitors paid to take a passenger ride around the famous Top Gear track in supercars, including a Ferrari F40, McLaren 570GT, Ferrari 488 Spider, Ariel Nomad, Mercedes AMG GTR, Ferrari 458 Speciale, Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, Lamborghini Aventador SV and a Pagani Huarya that on its own is worth a cool £2m.
Celebrities including Shane Richie and Phil Tufnell attended the event which is now in its 11th year, and enjoyed attractions such as displays from 1990 Benetton F1 car, Caterham Sevens, hovercrafts, Diggerland, Lexus LFA and a 4×4 course. The event was hosted by TV presenter Craig Phillips and racing driver Nick Whale.
Shane said, ‘I love the Supercar Event – being taken out on the Top Gear track is superb and there’s so much to do. I went out in a Lamborghini and took the kids on a helicopter ride. Knowing it’s all for a good cause – helping The Children’s Trust – makes it extra special. Everyone had such a great time.’
Dalton Leong, chief executive at The Children’s Trust, added, ‘We’ve had some really special cars out on the track over the last two days and raised a fantastic amount to help children with brain injury. Every penny raised will help us to provide specialist therapy, care and education for children with brain injury and neurological conditions. The generosity of our visitors and everyone who volunteers to make the event such a huge success never fails to amaze me, and is greatly appreciated. Watch this space for the date to The Supercar Event 2018.’