Photo: Ian Gravell Gravells Narberth – Official Sponsor, Daniel Francis Owner of West Wales Karting, John Harries Event Organiser, Phil Thompson Trustee at Paul Sartori, Toni Dorkings Community Fundraiser at Paul Sartori
The West Wales Karting 500k challenge, in association with Gravells Kia Narberth are proudly supporting the Paul Sartori Foundation in the biggest charity karting competition in Wales.
The West Wales Karting 500k Challenge is a Pembrokeshire based competition bringing together 100 local teams, with this year’s competition including: Teachers, Supermarkets, Young Farmers Clubs, Children’s Nurseries and many more. All teams will be raising vital funds for Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service.
“We are asking each team to collect a minimum of £100 sponsorship, which could mean the event raising a massive £10,000 for Paul Sartori,” said Toni Dorkings, Community Fundraiser for Paul Sartori, adding “grid positions on the night will be decided by money raised, so the more you raise the further up the grid you start!”
Racing begins on Tuesday 2nd November at West Wales Karting Withybush Haverfordwest. Each night the racing begins at 7pm; drivers will need to be at West Wales Karting for 6.15pm for registration and a driver briefing. The racing itself will consist of a 90-minute endurance race with all 4 drivers combining to complete as many laps as possible. The cost to take part is £140 per team of 4 drivers. Included in the registration is also a 20-lap practice session for your team!
A podium presentation and raffle will conclude each evenings racing, with trophies being presented to the top 3 teams (supplied by Gravells Kia, Narberth). The winning team from each round will be invited back by West Wales Karting to compete in the Final, to be held on Friday 17th November. A complementary BBQ and hot refreshments will be available for all drivers and spectators each night.
If you fancy taking part in this high tempo team endurance event; combining speed and strategy and raise money for a fantastic local charity, please contact West Wales Karting on 01437 769555.
The Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service provides a range of services to people living in the final stages of a life limiting illness, including home nursing care, equipment loan, complementary therapy, bereavement and counselling support, clinical nurse specialist in palliative care, physiotherapy, advance care planning and training.
The services provided by the Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service enable people in the later stages of any life limiting illness to be cared for at home with dignity, independence, pain free and surrounded by those they hold most dear.
For further information on the charity and its services, please visit their website www.paulsartori.org, or phone 01437 763223.
Judith Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service, tel: 01437 763223 (26th September 2017)
Notes to Editors:
Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service:
- is particularly keen to dispel the belief that it is a “cancer charity” as this deters people with other life-limiting conditions from contacting the Paul Sartori Foundation (approximately 35% have a non-cancer diagnosis)
- operates an open referral system with over 15% of referrals from patients, family and friends. The biggest referral group is District Nurses, followed by Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialists and hospital staff
- was established in memory of Father Paul Sartori, a much loved local priest, who recognised a need for hospice care, but unfortunately died of cancer at the age of 39. The Foundation was set up in his memory and provides care to people with any or no faith, and not just Catholics
- charity was registered in 1982 and celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2017