A charity go-karting race organised by Milton Keynes-based Praesepe Group, has raised £2,000 for CHIPS; a charity founded by the UK gaming industry to provide made-to-measure powered wheelchairs for young people with severe mobility problems.
The race, which took place on May 3rd, was contested at the Daytona Milton Keynes race track by 12 teams representing suppliers and staff members of Praesepe.
After a thrilling battle, a team made up of staff from Genesis Games sealed top spot on the winner’s podium.
Nigel Davis, Praesepe’s Head of Gaming Machines, said: “This annual fundraiser was another great success and the £2,000 raised is a tribute to the generosity of our suppliers and partners. We are very grateful as the money is going to such a good cause, which does so much for disadvantaged children.”
Cashino and Beacon Bingo have raised over £820,000 and presented over 150 custom built powered wheelchairs to children up and down the country since they began working with the CHIPS charity in 2005.
Linda Lindsay, co-founder of CHIPS charity, added: “This event was an incredible achievement and we cannot thank enough everyone who was involved. It’s thanks to these fundraising events that we are able to help so many young people change their lives. It is such a fantastic total which is truly appreciated by all of us here at CHIPS and the wheelchair recipients themselves.”
In total, CHIPS has raised around £2million and presented around 500 wheelchairs to children throughout the UK.