After some rather impressive driving (and parking) from our first beauty maven ANNA-MARIE SOLOWIJ, Millie and I were inspired to look up ladies driving days. Whilst googling around we came across The Fire Fighters Charity which is giving women throughout the country the unique opportunity to prove that they, rather than their macho menfolk, are the true champions behind the wheel!
On Saturday 16th July The Fire Fighters Charity will visit Dalton Barracks to give women the chance to drive a variety of large and unusual vehicles in the ‘Ladies Driving Challenge’. Participants will be able to try their hand at manoeuvring a range of different vehicles such as fire engines, trucks and tractors, all kindly donated by local organisations.
Event Organiser, Pauline Tyldesley said, “The Ladies Driving Challenge promises to be an exciting day, with the chance to operate a fantastic collection of vehicles often associated with male drivers. Other types of driving events can be uncomfortably competitive with an emphasis on speed, and this has been known to put off some women. The Women-only Challenge is much more relaxed with the focus on handling vehicles with skill and enjoying new experiences, as well as raising money for a good cause.”
The challenge is to drive a wide variety of weird and wonderful vehicles! Each Ladies Driving Challenge is unique, but at any given event you can look forward to driving at least four or five different types of vehicle. Expert tuition throughout ensures you enjoy the special day to the full.
To take control of the wheel for a day (without the interruption of the usual back seat driver in your life!), all we ask is that you pay a £10 registration fee and raise a minimum amount of sponsorship.
Pauline explained, “Behind the fun, there is a very serious message that we are supporting those heroic fire fighters who risk their lives for us. When they run into a burning building, there is always the very real risk of serious injury, and when the worst happens not only fire fighters suffer, but also their families. The Fire Fighters Charity helps support injured fire fighters, both physically and emotionally, enabling them to return to work faster. Unbelievably, the Charity receives no government funding and relies entirely from beneficiary and public donations”.
If you would like to take part in this fantastic event and try your hand at driving some unusual vehicles, contact Pauline on 0788 1658273 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We can’t wait to take part and I especially can’t wait to see Millie behind the wheel of a fire engine or a tractor!!