October 4, 2018 / Admin / Comments Off on Record Entrants, Record Crowds and £11,700 donated to Cancer Research UK
Sunday 2nd September saw another great day for the 6th Annual Duxford Soap Box Derby. The weather was perfect and the crowds turned out in their hundreds.
Sebastian Jeffrey and Dominic Hines as the Marvellous Minions, again won the Children’s race for the second year running.
A new course record of 7 minutes 20 seconds was set by Duane Webb and Nicolas Soffiati representing Hexcel Composites in the adult’s race, a remarkable time for a one and a quarter mile race. They were deserving winners of the Phill Hill Trophy for the fourth time! Best Fancy Dress went to Alison and Tim Foden who dressed as Fred and Wilma Flintstone. They so impressed the judges that they also won the constructors trophy for their soapbox.
Last place and the Wooden Spoon Trophy went to Liam Camp and James Reed dressed as Dimphree and Dumphree Dunlop of Duxford who always provide the crowds with a great spectacle rather than trying to win the race.
A cheque for £11,700 was given to Jo Marriot from CRUK at our presentation evening on October 2nd held at The Plough Duxford, bringing the total to £51,600 for the six years the Soapbox Derby has been running.
The soap box derby committee presenting the cheque to Jo Marriot from CRUK. Committee members Pete Dee and Andy Yates are missing from the photo as they were unable to make the presentation evening.
Events like this are impossible to run without the support of a lot of people, we have a list of the people that we would like to acknowledge here.
This year’s Soapbox Derby saw record crowds and record entries, the sun shone and a good day was had by all. It is hoped, we will have raised a significant amount for Cancer Research UK.
As usual we will not be announcing what that final amount is until after the cheque presentation. This will be held at The Plough Duxford 7.30pm Tuesday October 2nd (all welcome). After this a full account of the day including a list of winners will be available.
Below is the list of items that will feature in our charity auction following the adults race on Sunday. The auction and raffle draw will take place at the Plough at approximately 2.30 pm. Please be aware the following list is subject to change.
Helicopter ride for 3 piloted by Paul Bonhomme, Red Bull air race champion
Canon sx620hs camera
Round of golf for 4 at the Gog Magog golf course
Gog Magog golf club
Ducati superbike for a day
Vindis Ducati Cambridge
Ducati superbike for a day
Vindis Ducati Cambridge
Signed Essex cricket club shirt
Essex cricket club
Wheelbarrow of booze
Tottenham Hotspurs signed pennant
20 minutes in a Warbird T6 Harvard plane
Voucher for Mill road butchers
Guns of the past – target shooting with historic firearms
Bassingbourn rifle and pistol club
Family ticket to a league match at Cambridge city football club
Cambridge City FC
Go Karting family practice session at Red Lodge Karting
Red Lodge Karting, Bury St Edmunds
Family of 4 Sledging experience at Snozone
Snozone, Milton Keynes
Wheatsheaf pub sign – funds to be split with the Duxford community centre.
2 tickets to Shelford Casino night 8th September
Design and brew your own beer with Andy. Includes ingredients, designing the beer, brewing and bottling
14:30: Raffle and auction at The Plough followed by live music from Tripwire
Raffle tickets are still available throughout the weekend at both venues and Costcutter, Duxford. If you wish to make an online donation to the Soapbox Derby please use our JustGiving page.
Please note that the roads along the race route will be closed from 11.30 am to 2 pm to allow the race to proceed safely. We would like to politely request that, if possible, could cars that are normally parked along the race route be parked elsewhere for the duration of the road closure.
For further information if needed, please contact: Peter Stribling – 07845143653 Barry Dean – 07808043028 Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Entries to the cart race are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Applications must be received by 31st August 2018.
Event disclaimer – Participants in this event do so at their own risk. The organising committee Duxford Soapbox Derby 2018 take no responsibility for any accidents, injuries, loss or damage incurred during this fund raising event. Contact details above. This event or activity is kindly being organised by a supporter of Cancer Research UK. Many fundraising events are organised in this way and we rely on the generous support of our volunteers and the general public to raise vital funds for our life-saving work. Cancer Research UK staff may have supported the organiser of this event but the charity is not responsible for the event itself. The event organiser will be encouraged to look at all aspects of safety for their event or activity. However Cancer Research UK cannot accept responsibility for any loss, damage or injury from the fundraising event.