Members of the Porsche Club GB raise over £12,500 for children’s hospice


October 31, 2017 By Mike Lee
Last updated on October 31, 2017

Members of the Porsche Club GB raise over £12,500 for children’s hospice
Members of Porsche Club Great Britain came together at the 2017 Porsche Charity Day to help raise over £12,500 for Chestnut Tree House, the Sussex-based children’s hospice.

Held at Goodwood on 7 October, the charity event was also supported by PARR Porsche and Vroomphoto, and coincided with the club’s popular track day. Thirty-six cars took part, while 150 gathered for a lunchtime parade around the historic circuit.

The combined efforts of the Porsche community, and the extra involvement of PCGB, helped to increase the total from 2016’s benchmark of £8000.

“In 2012, when the three of us were sitting at Goodwood Circuit’s Aero Club Cafe and came up with an idea for raising funds for Chestnut Tree Children’s Hospice as a one off event, we never dreamt it would evolve into the day it has.” said Porsche Enthusiasts Jonathan Trees, Tony Clinch and Andrew Wilson. “Each successive year it has grown and has now raised over £37,000 for the Children’s Hospice. This would never have happened without the continued and growing support from everyone involved, so a big thank you. We would also like to thank Parr Motorsport, Porsche Club GB and Vroomphoto who have so kindly donated their time and have helped make the event what is today.”

“Porsche Club GB is proud to have supported this year’s event and offers sincere thanks to all those who were so generous with their donations,” said PCGB general manager Chris Seaward. “We look forward to working with Jonathan, Tony and Andrew in 2018 to build on the momentum of this year.”