On Your Marks! Sandicliffe Sponsor Bruntingthorpe Event
Sandicliffe were this year's main sponsor of On Your Marks Weekend at Bruntinghthorpe with car stunts & displays all in aid of charity!
October 20, 2017
We are proud to announce that we are sponsoring On Your Marks 2017 at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, Leicester on the 16th – 17th September. The event was set up over fifteen years ago when Asda driver Mark Higginbottom was sadly diagnosed with Lymphatic cancer. Unfortunately Mark passed away before the event but £7,500 was raised for Mark’s family. Since then the event has grown whilst paying tribute to Mark and raising vital funds for children’s cancer related charities.
Over £483,000 has been raised over the years attracting 20,000 – 30,000 people over the weekend’s event! This year’s main charities that are being supported are Wishes 4 Kids, Cancer Research UK and Help for Heroes. There will also be a local community fund which will be intended for local residents and community groups to help secure funding for local community initiatives.
This year’s event will also see a return of the supercars in which fast passenger rides can be bought. The Paul Swift stunt team, karts, 4x4s, HGVs and a fairground for the younger children will all be a part of the event. Fast-run displays along Bruntingthorpe’s two-mile runway by some of the jet aircraft from the Cold War collection will also be a highlight, along with helicopter rides!
The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down either with the fantastic Queen tribute band; Flash taking to the stage with a bar for people to purchase drinks and food. Tickets are sold separately for the evening event via the On Your Marks site.
As well as nearby hotels, camping will also be available on site for the Friday and Saturday nights with all pricing on the ticketing section of the site. So why not take advantage and make a whole weekend of it!