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Mind in Somerset’s Driving Challenge and Family Fun Day

Thursday 13 June 2019, 14:59
By Ayesha Kirton

Driving competition vehicles at Mind in Somerset's family fun day

Test your driving skills and bring the family for a fun-filled day of activities at Mind in Somerset’s Driving Challenge and Family Fun Day.

Mind in Somerset’s main fundraising event of the year is taking place at Henstridge Airfield on 6th July 2019, 9:30am till 5pm. The Driving Challenge and Family Fun Day is an opportunity to test your driving skills on a range of vehicles against other competitors, as well as have a fun-packed day with the family. All the money raised will help Mind in Somerset continue to support people experiencing poor mental health in the local community.

For those not competing there will still be lots to do including an inflatable assault course, arts and crafts, tombola, face painting and static displays of military and vintage vehicles.

Driving Challenge competitors get the chance to drive at least three vehicles. This could be anything including HGVs, double-decker buses, black cabs, farming vehicles, forklift trucks and much more! When you arrive you’ll need to register and show your driving licence. You’ll then be scored for your skills in each vehicle with the chance of winning a top prize. Here's the full list of vehicles that will be available to choose from.

  • HGV's/Lorries
  • Coaches and double-decker bus
  • Digger
  • Forager
  • Tractor
  • Forklift
  • Road sweepers
  • Black cab
  • Electric car
  • Xtreme off-road 4x4
  • Sports car

Competition vehicles at Mind in Somerset's family fun day

Mind in Somerset provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem in Somerset. Providing services for both adults and young people, in group and one to one settings. Although affiliated with national Mind, the leading mental health charity in England and Wales, Mind in Somerset is an independent charity and responsible for raising all their own funds.

“This is a really exciting event for everyone and will be a fun day out for all the family. The day will be family-focused with something for all ages. We are really looking forward to the day and hope to see lots of people there!”

 - Dr Alexander Priest, CEO, Mind in Somerset

Entry for the Driving Challenge costs £30 with the chance to drive a minimum of three vehicles. That’s just £10 a vehicle at most! Entry price includes a t-shirt and medal for taking part. Prizes include a flight in a TB10 aircraft from the airfield that afternoon, a tour of the Ariel Motor Company and a ride in an Ariel Atom or Nomad car, a ride in a 1927 Model T Replica, and a family ticket to Haynes Motor Museum.

On-site parking is free for competitors, but for those not taking part a parking charge of £5 per car applies.

To enter the driving challenge visit Entry closes on 22nd June.


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