Bicester Heritage’s popular Scramble events have raised £20,691 for their charity partner StarterMotor during 2022, the largest donation to date.
Based at Bicester Heritage, StarterMotor aims to put the next generation in the driving seat, and is a firm favourite at the Scramble events, offering drives around the site to young enthusiasts and their families in cars from their fleet – with one of the StarterMotor Ambassador team at the wheel.
The donation will provide valuable funds to StarterMotor, who have had an action-packed calendar of career awareness days, representation at classic car events and work experience opportunities throughout 2022.
It has been a busy year for the charity, having sent a team to Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb in April and with four Ambassadors taking to the wheel of two cars for the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run during the beginning of November, with numerous adventures in-between.
In October, the charity welcomed around 300 local schoolchildren from The Bicester School to Bicester Heritage, visiting just some of the 50 specialist businesses on site to gain inspiration and guidance for their future career choices.
Normally accessible by appointment only, Bicester Heritage sits on the larger Bicester Motion site, the best-preserved WW2 RAF Bomber Station in the country.
Daniel Geoghegan, Chief Executive Officer comments: “We are always keen to support the excellent work that StarterMotor do to ensure that young motoring enthusiasts can access these unique opportunities. We hope that our 2023 events will continue to fund future generations.”
Dave Withers, Chief Executive, StarterMotor adds: “Bicester Heritage has been a principal supporter of StarterMotor from the beginning, and donations, particularly through Scramblers but from others such as Hagerty Insurance too, have helped expand the charity mission year after year. Our youth ambassadors, volunteers and all the young beneficiaries are hugely grateful.”
Find out more about StarterMotor at www.startermotor.co
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