Blind and partially sighted people from around the North West got the chance to experience the thrill of motorsport yesterday (June 9th) during a charity event organised by Galloways Society for the Blind.
The event, held at Three Sisters racetrack in Wigan, saw over 76 participants being driven around the track in classic sports cars and other vehicles and many got the chance to hit the circuit themselves accompanied by driving instructors from P and P Parry driving school. Home Delivery Network, now trading as Yodel, supplied a number of vehicles used on the day, including a Mercedes Sprinter van and a two HGVs.
Other vehicles included an E-Type Jaguar, a 3.0L open-top Austin Healy, a rally car and 6 motorcycles. Galloways aims to help blind and visually impaired people lead fuller lives, running sight advice centres in Preston, Morecombe and Chorley. The charity also acts as a gateway to services from other organisations.
Lyn Garside, education activities manager at Galloways, said:
“We hope all of the drivers enjoyed the day and experienced something they might not have otherwise. “Without the support of Yodel, and others who have donated vehicles, time, and funding, events like this would not be possible.”
Adam Smith, Marketing Director at Yodel, said:
“The event aimed to give blind and partially sighted people a wide range of driving experiences. “We are committed to supporting local charities such as Galloways as they have a significant positive impact on their communities.”