After a busy year helping with the Covid Helpline and Vaccination Clinics in Andover and Romsey, Unity was offered the opportunity to thank a small team of dedicated volunteers with a Track Experience, kindly donated by Thruxton Race Circuit.
Unity’s loyal and hard-working team of volunteers have worked tirelessly, both at the Vaccination Clinics in Andover and Romsey, sometimes 7 days a week, as well as helping residents with prescriptions, shopping and other errands.
Lorne Mitchener, the Thruxton Events Manager kindly offered four places for a Track Experience. The Unity team had to think hard about who to offer the spaces to.
The volunteers first had a trip around the track with an instructor, followed by a practice lap in a Porsche, this was then followed by three laps in either a Mustang, Jaguar or Ferrari. They were then given five laps in a single-seat Race Car. One lucky volunteer received the ultimate surprise and was lucky enough to have 5 laps driven around the track by the legendry Tiff Needell in a BMW M4!
The four volunteers Julian Pease, Tim Edmonds, Sally Baker and Steve Langdon all had a fantastic time. Steve commented “This has been absolutely incredible, I did not volunteer for this but I’ve had a phenomenal day. I’m really blown away”.
Julian who received the extra laps with Tiff exclaimed “I did not imagine I would be doing all of this, it’s incredible and I’m so very lucky”. Sally who has been a Supervisor at Andover clinics told us “This has been a fabulous day, it is so well organised and the team at Thruxton have really looked after us all incredibly”.