Two headline sponsors sign up to support Soapbox Stars race

DERBY DAY The Soapbox Stars race

THE annual charity go-kart race in Dunorlan Park has secured two headline sponsors to ensure the race goes ahead with maximum impact.

Insurers NFU Mutual Tunbridge Wells signed on the dotted line to support the race which was launched in 2018 by local PR Nicole Piesse Turner.

NFU Mutual partner Shaun Joubert said: “As a business owner who has participated in the Tunbridge Wells Soapbox Stars over the years, I have seen first-hand the tremendous impact it has on our community.

“Not only does it support many local charities, but it also brings families and teams together for a day of fun and bonding. That’s why we are excited to take our involvement to the next level and become a headline sponsor of this fantastic event.”

Staff would be entering the circuit with the company’s own ‘Wallace & Gromit’ style go-kart on the circuit, to raise money for the Hospice in the Weald, as well as The Pickering Cancer Drop-In Centre and Mental Health Resource.

The second headline sponsor, The Stoner Motor Company, also pointed to a proud tradition of supporting local charities and community initiatives.

Managing Director Dean Stoner said: “As a family-owned business that has been based in Tunbridge Wells since 1974, it was important to us to give back to the local community and this event allows us to do that whilst having fun and bringing people together from all walks of life.”

In addition to its support for the main race, the Stoner Motor Company is also raising funds for Demelza Kent, which offers hospice care for children.

The race’s founder Nicole Piesse Turner talks exclusively about the race in the March edition of SO Magazine, which is out on March 1.

The Tunbridge Wells Soapbox Stars Kart Race 2023 will take place on Saturday June 24 at Dunorlan Park. For tickets or to race, go to

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