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Brands Hatch raises vital local community funds at Villagers' Day

Monday, January 30 2012

Brands Hatch raised over £3,000 for the local community at its eighth annual Villagers' Day event last Saturday (28 January).

The annual community fun day is open to anyone living within one mile of the circuit, and over 800 local residents visited to enjoy driving masterclasses, passenger rides and behind-the-scenes circuit tours.

For a £6 charitable donation, visitors were able to get behind the wheel of some of the circuit's driving experience vehicles including the BMW M3, Peugeot 206 rally car and Land Rover Defender.

Other activities included flying passenger laps in a Palmer Jaguar Le Mans-style sports car, driven by an expert Brands Hatch instructor, and children's karting courtesy of Buckmore Park.

The Brands Hatch Liaison Group headed by MotorSport Vision's Chief Executive Jonathan Palmer, decided that all funds this year should go to the West Kingsdown village hall project, providing a much needed hub for the community.

Brands Hatch circuit manager Mike Groves was hugely impressed with the turnout: "It's a pleasure to put on the Villagers' Day event at Brands Hatch and every year we look forward to welcoming visitors. Brands Hatch is an important part of the local community, so we're especially proud to have helped raise funds for the new West Kingsdown village hall. I hope to see many of these faces again at the superb events that we have planned for 2012, including the Paralympic Road Cycling, which will bring everyone together once more."

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