PCGB raises over £12,500

Members of Porsche Club Great Britain helped to raise over £12,500 for Chestnut Tree House, the Sussex-based children’s hospice, at the 2017 Porsche Charity Day.

Held at Goodwood on 7 October, the charity event was also supported by PARR Porsche and Vroomphoto, and coincided with the club’s popular track day. Thirty-six cars took part, while 150 gathered for a lunchtime parade around the historic circuit.

The combined efforts of the Porsche community, and the extra involvement of PCGB, helped to increase the total from 2016’s benchmark of £8,000.

Porsche Enthusiasts Jonathan Trees, Tony Clinch and Andrew Wilson said, ‘In 2012, when the three of us were sitting at Goodwood Circuit’s Aero Club Cafe and came up with an idea for raising funds for Chestnut Tree Children’s Hospice as a one off event, we never dreamt it would evolve into the day it has.

‘Each successive year it has grown and has now raised over £37,000 for the Children’s Hospice. This would never have happened without the continued and growing support from everyone involved. We would also like to thank Parr Motorsport, Porsche Club GB and Vroomphoto who have so kindly donated their time and have helped make the event what is today.’

PCGB general manager Chris Seaward said, ‘Porsche Club GB is proud to have supported this year’s event and offers sincere thanks to all those who were so generous with their donations.’