Karting raises cancer charity cash

PUBLISHED: 17:00 03 June 2012

Premier raceway, fundraiser for Weston hospicecare.

Premier raceway, fundraiser for Weston hospicecare.

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A KARTING race organised by a woman who lost two grandparents to cancer has helped raise more than £1,000 for Weston Hospicecare.

Louisa Thomas, aged 30, of Locking Road, put together two charity events – a charity kart race at Premier Leisure Raceway in Oldmixon Crescent and a hand car wash at Golden Hands car wash in Locking Road, organised by her husband Graham.

The race raised more than £700, while the car wash three days before raised more than £400.

Mrs Thomas said: “The car wash was a fantastic start to our fundraising weekend.

“It was a little unfortunate Graham is very ill in hospital and was not able to be at the event but we were both really pleased that we raised quite a bit of money for Weston Hospicecare and we well and truly beat the target of £100.

“This amount will be able to do so much for so many patients with cancer and leukaemia. It means so much to us that we have raised money to help the charity continue to look after patients with terrible illnesses.”

Mrs Thomas also thanked the raceway and car wash for holding the events, as well as drivers who donated.

To make a donation, go to www.justgiving.com/Louisa-Thomas2012 or www.justviving.com/Graham-Thomas2012

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