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The cost of all care services at Chestnut Tree House on 13 and 14 October have been paid for by Club Carrera.
Jonathan Trees, Founder of Club Carrera said, “Quite a few years ago I was a driver on a Peter Saywell charity day, and he had chosen Chestnut Tree House as the charity for his day. I was taking people round the track in my car and I got chatting to my next passenger, a teenage girl.
“Where are you from?” I asked, and she replied “I’m from the House”. I didn’t understand…, “Which house?” to which she answered “Chestnut Tree House… I’m not very well.”
She carried on chatting about the car when we had time, but she was a little quieter on the corners! When we stopped she thanked me very much, hopped out of the car and disappeared.
I was lost for words for some time. My eyes were filling with tears the more I thought about how brave she was, getting on and enjoying her time, rather than complaining about the cards she’d been dealt. I also felt very fortunate about my own children’s good health.
But it was whilst chatting with the two other founding-organisers, Andrew and Tony that made the idea into a plan. We copied Peter’s model of running a charity track-day, but expanded it into a One-Marque-Meet as well. Petrolheads need only a little excuse to want to drive and meet & chat, so enabling them to contribute to a charity at the same time is a small step”.
Everyone at Chestnut Tree House would like to say a most grateful thank you all involved in Club Carrera for their generosity and support.