The countdown is on for the Crazy Jeans kart race

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The last few tickets are available for the giant fundraising soapbox kart race coming to Tunbridge Wells this Saturday.

The one-day Crazy Jeans extravaganza, hosted by Jean’s Kitchen and Wine Bar on St John’s Road, is a huge soapbox race and exhilarating family fun day hoping to raise thousands for much-loved Kent charities Hospice in the Weald and ellenor.

Forty wacky soapbox carts each sponsored and manned by local businesses and community groups will go head to head on a hair-raising track through the town’s picturesque Dunorlan Park.

Powering the event is headline sponsors Markerstudy, while in a gesture of true community spirit West Kent College students have generously made all 40 basic karts for the event, which have in turn been ‘pimped up’ by the individual teams.

TV chef Rosemary Shrager, as celebrity ambassador, is launching the races at midday as well as hosting the closing ceremony and prize-giving at 5pm. Tom Swift of Wicked Productions is providing Race Day commentary throughout the fun-packed day.

Local superhero and caped crusader Ringpull Man is also set to make an appearance.

Alongside the race track, Crazy Jean’s also includes a food village, Local & Live acoustic music stage and children’s entertainment including a fire engine, crafts, story-telling and inflatables.

The brainchild of Tunbridge Wells entrepreneur Garry Jeffery of Jean’s Kitchen and Wine Bar, Crazy Jean’s will raise money for two charities close to his and the town’s heart while also bringing a big, community event to the town he grew up in.

He explained: ‘We’re hoping a lot of people will turn out to see friends, foes, business associates and rivals go head to head in the race of the year. I’ve always wanted to bring a big kart race to Tunbridge Wells and we now have some of the town’s biggest businesses and organisations getting involved like Tube Monkeys, the NFU, The Children’s Salon, Tunbridge Wells Fire Brigadeall 40 of them are incredible and their karts are out of this world!”

Event organiser Nicole Piesse Turner of Chatty Hatter said: ‘We’d really love to see Tunbridge Wells getting behind this event to raise cash for those in our community who need it most. Please buy your tickets now to secure your spot at the event of the year!’

Doors open at 11am, races start at midday and music hosted by Local & Live starts from 5pm after prize giving. For tickets click here

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