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Soapbox derby at Richards Castle raises £8000 for local charities
6:00am Tuesday 8th October 2013 in News
A SCORCHING day and daredevil antics raised £8,000 at the Richards Castle soapbox derby.
The event at Hanley Common made more money than it ever has done in its 10-year history.
This year the derby was extended to include an aerial stunt display, a vintage tractor run, lawnmower racing and displays of classic cars and vintage machinery.
But as usual the stars of the event were the soap boxes that raced down hill, proving that British ‘garden shed’ engineering is alive and well and that risking a few bumps and scrapes has not been completely ruled out by health and safety concerns.
Now the money has been handed over to good causes including the Herefordshire branch of the bereavement support charity CRUSE and the Ludlow Community First Responders.
There were also donations to the Richards Castle defibrillator project, the local village hall, the air cadets and the Women’s Institute, who passed their donation to the ‘Ludlow Cares’ homeless initiative.
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