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F1 fever raisers money for Charity

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A unique F1 Experience Evening and Charity Auction raised £7,275.00 for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice on Friday. The event was held at the Dower House Hotel in Woodhall Spa and was organised by Chattertons Solicitors.

The evening started with a champagne reception and was themed throughout to give a truly unique F1 experience. Not only did guests have the chance to tour the £1m motorhome that once belonged to Jenson Button and where the Minogue sisters have stayed along with Lily Allen, but they also had the opportunity to take a look at the Lotus Lamborghini F1 car which was fired up and driven on the evening by owner Andrew Morris.

Guest speaker Marc Priestley, a former F1 mechanic for McLaren Racing Team, gave guests an insight into life in the pit lanes and working with some of F1’s most famous drivers. With thanks to local auctioneer, Colin Young, from Golding Young & Mawer, the auction raised a staggering amount of money and included some fantastic prizes given to Chattertons by Bernie Ecclestone, Mark Webber, Red Bull Racing Team and Sahara Force India team, along with local businesses Blyton Park, Ancaster Karting and more…

Peter Lawson from Chattertons Solicitors says "The evening was a truly unique experience and our thanks go to everyone who supported the event by either attending and bidding or donating prizes. After writing to everyone in the F1 World the response was amazing and the prizes incredibly generous. Having the opportunity to tour the motorhome and to hear the ferocity of the engine when the car was fired up, gave guests a taste of life on the F1 circuit”.

Each year staff from across the Firm’s offices are asked to submit their preferred charity and then a vote is taken. This year St Barnabas received the most votes.

Photos are available from StuartWildePhotography.com.  All profits will be donated to St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.

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