For the second year running SSI Schaefer put together a team of females to take part in and successfully complete the 2012 Ladies Driving Challenge at Bovington Army Camp in Dorset in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care raising to date over £1000.
Despite the awful weather conditions, the driving challenge enabled Schaefer’s team to get behind the wheel of some unusual vehicles including a Fire Engine, Cherry Picker, HGV, WW2 Army Truck and Jeep, Double Decker Bus, Transporter Lorry, Police Landrover and many more, all in the name of charity.
Marcia said: "It is such a wonderful charity event for SSI Schaefer to be involved in, 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! As cancer affects most families I feel it is the perfect opportunity to take part in a great challenge and have a bit of fun whilst helping others in this worthwhile cause."
For every £100 raised, five hours of nursing care can be provided by Marie Curie Cancer Care, which currently provides care for 50% of all cancer patients who pass away at home.
The SSI Schaefer team included: Marcia Rosser-Hall, Carla Goncalves, Lynda Villiers, Andrea Baker, Tracey Peace and Susan Barrett.
Marcia continued: "Special thanks to Tracey Peace, who travelled all the way down from Castle Donnington the night before the event to be kindly looked after by Andrea…only to get a good soaking and head back not arriving home until after midnight…..what a trooper! Thanks also to our UK Director Jaap Vos for getting very wet and supporting us at this event!