Santa Pod Raceway proudly supports both local and National charities. Charity support is a pivotal role in the work we do within our community and neighbouring counties.
The Alzheimer's Society
Hello to all you Super- Supporters,
It gives me great pleasure in being able to tell you that the fundraising events on the 13th & 17th September raised £1,465.00 for The Alzheimer's Society. An additional £538.00 was raised by the family during the Memory Walk on September 3rd 2016.
Thank you so much for your kind and valuable support which helped in the raising of these funds.
Brenda Wilsher & family.
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
On 10th October, the Santa Pod office donated a raffle prize for the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People Charity and helped them raise an amazing £7,395.
Macmillan Cancer Support
On 25th September, the Santa Pod office was full of tempting delights as we held our very own Macmillan Coffee Morning. We raised £146.35 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research
In memory of Paula Marshall, secretary of Santa Pod Racers Club, the Santa Pod staff, racers and track crew raised a total of £3,400 for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research at the National Finals 20th–21st Sept. As well as donations made via collection buckets, the highlight was the Racers/Crew vs. Santa Pod /SPRC charity football match.
Macmillan Cancer Support
On 26th September, the Santa Pod office was full of tempting delights as we held our very own Macmillan Coffee Morning. The morning had a special significance for the staff at Santa Pod as we had lost a very close friend earlier in the year to cancer. Oogie’s presence was very much felt as everyone tucked into cakes and sweet treats plus we raised £160.16 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Ice Bucket Challenge
Several unlucky members of Santa Pod staff found themselves nominated for the Ice Bucket Challenge. On 3rd September, the unfortunate guys and gals gathered on the track and prepared to be drenched. Staff chose their own charities to donate to. Watch the video here
Niamh’s Next Step
The 2nd annual Junior Drag Racing Fun Day on Wed 20th August saw just over 4,000 spectators arrive through the gates. Admission for the day was totally free of charge but all voluntary donations given went towards Wellingborough based charity, Niamh’s Next Step.
In memory of Niamh Curry who sadly passed away in May 2012 aged 5. Niamh’s Next Step, funds vital research into the rare childhood cancer, Neuroblastoma which is not currently funded by the UK Government or the NHS.
The total amount raised for Niamh’s Next Step during the Junior Drag Racing Fun Day 2014 was an amazing £3348.50!
Niamh's Next Step supports children and families with Neuroblastoma, a devastating childhood cancer. Set up in memory of Niamh Curry who captured the world’s hearts and sadly lost her battle in May 2012. Support us to raise awareness. www.niamhsnextstep.org
In memory of Niamh.
Crohn's and Colitis UK
On May 4th 2014 one of our members of staff has done a Charity 8k walk around Rutland Waters for Crohn's and Colitis UK. The reason Bekki picked this charity is because her Mum has been a Crohn's sufferer for over 27 years, it is quite a common illness but unfortunately not enough awareness is raised for the illness! For more information on Crohn's and Colitis Uk please visit www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/
The total amount raised for Crohn's and Colitis UK by Bekki & her Mum was £490.00.
Flame & Thunder 2013
Santa Pod Raceway were pleased to support East Anglian Air Ambulance.
Instantly recognisable against the backdrop of the Bedfordshire sky are the bright yellow helicopters of the East Anglian Air Ambulance, however earlier in 2013 they embarked on flying to incidents around the county in the hours of darkness, enabling their highly skilled doctors and critical care paramedics to help around an extra 300 people a year.
Santa Pod was delighted to be supporting the Air Ambulance Service at our Flame & Thunder weekend after its invaluable service came to the rescue of one of our Pro Mod racers earlier in 2013. Graham Ellis’ race car was involved in a horrific crash on the drag strip but thankfully he is now on the mend. There were representatives of the air ambulance at the event as well as numerous collection points around site so thank you all for giving so generously to a worthy cause!
On board the state of the art EC135 helicopters you’ll find all the equipment normally found in an accident and emergency department. The East Anglian Air Ambulance receives no direct Government funding and is entirely reliant on the generous donations of the people local people who help to raise the £7.6million it needs to keep the aircraft and crews flying.
If you’d like to know more about how you can support your local air ambulance by making a donation to the charity call 01525 718517 or visit at www.eaaa.org.uk
Macmillan Cancer Support
On 27th September, the Santa Pod office was full of tempting delights as we held our very own Macmillan Coffee Morning. We raised over £150.00 for Macmillan Cancer Support.