Tunbridge Wells Soapbox Stars Race will see over 45 karts go head-to-head in Dunorlan Park on June 25 and now a range of firms have backed the event.
Tonbridge Accident Repair Centre, computer experts Dagan Services, The Right Tuition Company and Relec Electronics are all lending their support by sponsoring the one-day extravaganza, which will be hosted by TV chef Rosemary Shrager and panto king Tom Swift of Wicked Productions.
New to this year’s line-up is Tunbridge Wells firm Forbes, who are based in Frog Lane and provide expert financial advice to individuals, families and businesses.
The Right Tuition Company are sponsoring the schools’ race, which will see nine secondary schools – all part of the West Kent Independent State Schools Partnership (ISSP) – who have added a kart build to their Year 9 curriculum before racing their creations on the day.
Arthur Ponsonby, of the company, said: “We wanted to support this fantastic, community-based initiative for two main reasons.
“Firstly, after a torrid couple of years, it’s vital that people seize the opportunity to come together and enjoy an event which fosters creative genius; lots of fun and entertainment; as well as a hefty dosage of courage from those brave personnel taking part in the races themselves.
“Secondly, the creation of the inaugural schools’ race is something that we felt compelled to be a part of. This event is a wonderful means for fuelling children’s burgeoning interest in Engineering, Maths, Science and Design.
“Moreover, it offers children a very practical example of how applicable their day-to-day school learning can be and how those skills can pave the way towards a particular career path.”
“We can’t wait to bring the kart race back to Tunbridge Wells in all its glory – but to make it happen we rely on a great deal of support from our community”
Event organiser Nicole Piesse-Turner (above), of PR firm Chatty Hatter, said: “We can’t wait to bring the kart race back to Tunbridge Wells in all its glory – but to make it happen we rely on a great deal of support from our community.
“We are extremely lucky to have some amazing sponsors who have turned out in force yet again, along with some new ones, without whom it would be impossible to put this event on.
“If anyone would like to join in the fun and help stage an hilarious event to raise serious cash for charity, please get in touch!”
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