Go-Karting race Raises £6K for Charity

CHIPS Go Kart Day participantsA charity go-karting race, organised by Milton Keynes-based Praesepe Group, has raised £6k for CHIPS, a charity founded by the UK gaming industry to provide specialised powered wheelchairs for young people with severe mobility problems.

The race was contested by twenty teams representing suppliers of the Praesepe Group companies including Cashino and Beacon Bingo.

After a grueling battle, Quixant Orange, a team made up of staff from Quixant UK, which is a leading supplier of computer systems for gaming and slot machines, took home the victory.

Team captain John Malin, sales director of Quixant UK, said: “It was a delight to participate in such a rewarding cause, helping to raise funds for CHIPS charity. It is fantastic to know how much happiness this will bring to children with severe mobility problems.”

Phil Gibbs, marketing manager for Cashino and Beacon Bingo, said: “This annual fundraiser was another great success and the £6k 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.”

To date Cashino and Beacon Bingo have raised over £500,000 and presented over 100 custom built 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 everyone who was involved enough. 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.”

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