SSI Schaefer recently put together a seven strong team of females to take part in and successfully complete a Ladies Driving Challenge at Bovington Army Camp in Dorset in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.
The team raised in the region of £2K – for every £100 raised, five hours of nursing care can be provided by Marie Cancer Care, which currently provides care for 50% of all cancer patients who pass away at home.
The Marie Curie Ladies Driving Challenge event, attended by more than 50 ladies, enabled participants to get behind the wheel of some unusual and challenging vehicles including Fire Engines, Cherry Pickers, HGV’s, Army Jeeps, 4x4s, Double Decker Buses and many more, all in the name of charity.
Marcia Rosser-Hall, Administration Assistant within the Contracts Department at SSI Schaefer, wanted to give something back following 53 operations over a 20 year period, with three lengthy stays in intensive care due to a form of Crohn’s Disease.
She said: "In 2007 I was taken into hospital again and unfortunately, was in there for a total of six months. I had to take a year out of work to recover and SSI Schaefer fully supported me all the way. As cancer affects most families I felt this would be a great challenge to ‘have a bit of fun’ for ourselves whilst helping others in this worthwhile cause.
"It was a wonderful event, giving us ladies the chance to drive a host of unique vehicles that we wouldn’t normally be able to drive around some rather challenging courses!"
The SSI Schaefer team included: Debbie Griffiths, Sarah Horne, Carla Vos, Val Higginson, Lynda Villiers, Jane Timms and Marcia Rosser-Hall.