An exclusive car rally from Leigh Court in Bristol to the world famous Windmill of Mumm Champagne in France has raised more than £12,000 to help Bristol’s disadvantaged young people.
The rally, including Ferraris, Aston Martins, and Porsches, took place on the weekend (September 20th) with guests driving to Chateau de Tilques before heading down to the Champagne region where they tried out a range of the finest Mumm Champagnes.
In Bristol, one in four young people (24.9 per cent) are currently struggling to find work. Fifteen drivers donated money to The Trust to take part in the event, with all funds directly helping disadvantaged young people in the South West. The event was organised by The Prince’s Trust South West Leadership Group, a group of business leaders who raise vital funds and awareness about the youth charity’s work.
Mark Mason, chair of The Prince’s Trust South West Leadership Group, said: “The Champagne Rally is a fabulous event, which is raising money for a fantastic cause. “Too many young people are finding it hard to get into work across the region so it’s vital we act now and make sure they get the future they deserve.”
Natasha Shinner, Events and Hospitality Manager, Leigh Court said: “We are absolutely delighted to be hosting the Moet and Chandon Car Rally in aid of The Prince’s Trust at Leigh Court. Leigh Court is a great location for this event as we can offer such flexible space and the mansion house and private parkland provides the perfect backdrop for the cars. This is a fantastic event and we are excited to be part of it and support such a worthwhile charity.”
The Prince’s Trust gives disadvantaged young people the skills and confidence to find employment. Three in four young people helped by The Trust move into work, training or education.
For more information about how to support The Prince’s Trust in the South West, please call 0117 943 4948 or visit the websitewww.princes-trust.org.uk
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