18-year-old Brooke Evans from Redditch, who has acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, raised money for Cure Leukaemia by completing her first driving sprint around Curborough racetrack in Staffordshire.
Brooke has always been passionate about cars as her father Simon owns an independent Porsche business in Redditch and this sponsored sprint was her first chance to take a car around a prestigious racetrack.
She took part in the final round of the Shenstone & District Car Club’s Curborough Speed Championship, racing in the modified production over two-litre class.
To raise funds in the middle of Blood Cancer Awareness Month, companies were invited to donate £100 to sponsor Brooke’s car and have their logo printed on the bodywork of the Porsche 944 S2.
People were invited to take part in a raffle as well with all proceeds going to Cure Leukaemia. All donators on the day were invited to sign their name on the bonnet of Brooke's car as well.
Brooke has played a key part in helping Cure Leukaemia raise awareness for the campaign “Birmingham, lets cure leukaemia.” Adverts featuring Brooke have been visible on digital video screens on the M6 provided by charity partner Elonex Outdoor Media.
The campaign, in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, aims to help the city find a cure for all blood cancer within 30 years, and adverts encouraging the West Midlands public to run for Cure Leukaemia in the Bupa Great Birmingham run will be visible across the region in the coming months.
Brooke is receiving support and treatment for her disease as part of a clinical trial which is delivered through the clinical trials unit at the Centre for Clinical Haematology and the University of Birmingham.
There will be more photos, videos and reaction from the event in the coming weeks when a grand fundraising total will be announced so keep an eye out!
You can still donate to Brooke’s Sprint for Life by clicking HERE
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