Driving Challenge and Family Fun Day 2019
06 July 2019
Sign up and join us for the Driving Challenge and Family Fun Day at Henstridge Airfield on 6 July 2019 to raise money for Mind in Somerset. The event will start at 9.30 am and will finish at 5pm. There will also be lots of activities for all the family including, live music with HMS HERON Volunteer Band, Si Genaro from The Voice (2014) and our very own Stepping Out; an inflatable assault course, Hollywood Bowling alley, Yeovil Town Community Sports trust footballing competition, BBQ, tombola, face painting and much more. There will be static displays of military vehicles from 40 Cdo Royal Marines plus other vintage vehicles.
You will have the opportunity to test your driving skills on a range of different vehicles e.g. tractors, foragers, forklift trucks, coaches, lorries and many more. Bring your families and friends along to cheer you on as you pit your wits and driving skills against other competitors for a chance to win a flight in a TB10 aircraft from the airfield that afternoon! Other prizes will include a tour of the Ariel Motor Company and a ride in a Ariel Atom or Nomad car, a ride in a 1927 Model T Replica, and a family ticket to Haynes Motor Museum.
How will it work? When you arrive you will need to register and show your driving licence. You will be able to drive a minimum of 3 types of vehicles and will be scored for your skills with the chance of winning a top prize. More detailed information about how it will work will be released in due course.
As well as paying the entry fee, we would love you to consider being sponsored for this event, through setting up a fundraising page on Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving. There will be a prize of a flight in a TB10 aircraft for the competitor who raises the most money through sponsorship. If all competitors raise an extra £50 in sponsorship this would total an additional £3000 for Mind in Somerset.
Here is the full list of vehicles which will at the Driving Challenge on 6th July:
- HGV's/Lorries (provided by Gregory Distribution Ltd and Willmotts Transport)
- Coaches and Double Decker Bus (provided by Berrys Coaches)
- Forklift (provided by Lift West Limited)
- Road Sweepers (provided by South Somerset District Council)
- Black Cab (provided by Joe's Black Cab Co)
- Electric Car (provided by West Country Cars Yeovil)
- Xtreme off-road 4xx4 (provided by Xtreme Offroad)
- Sports Car (provided by BS-Motorsports)
- Tyre Changing Competition
Parking is available onsite. For competitors parking is free, for non competitors a charge of £5 per car applies.
The number of competitors will be limited to 160 so don't miss out and sign up early! Your entry fee includes a Mind in Somerset Driving Challenge 2019 T-shirt and medal.
To see how the money raised will be spent please see our website mindinsomerset.org.uk which details all the mental health support services we run.
Registration open from: 09:00:00