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Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The Big Learner Relay is Back

Local driving instructor Louise Walsh (Daughter of Sue Whitlock) had ‘a bit of an idea’ whilst watching the Children in Need appeal in 2013, she thought perhaps driving instructors could get together to raise money, and this small spark turned into a raging fire!

Amazingly, Louise's 'bit of an idea' raised £65,500 and culminated with Louise’s guest appearance on the Queen Vic set during BBC TV Children in Need programme in 2014.

Louise in
BBC Children in Need Studio
with Shane Richie
This years 2,800 mile relay starts in Northern Ireland on Monday 26th October 2015 and finishes in Swindon on the 13th November: Children in Need Appeal Day 2015. The relay will cover England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales with 180 lead driving lessons and many hundreds of instructors and pupils joining the convoy. The English leg starts in Lymington on 30th October 2015.

Louise will not miss a thing, as she will be travelling the whole of the UK in the back of participation driving instructor cars.

To support the cause the First Friday Charity Lunch on the 6th November at 1pm will be supporting the Big Learner Relay, everyone is invited to enjoy lunch for £5 on a first come first served basis. There is no need to book. just go along. There will also be a special raffle, including a bicycle generously donated by Halfords, and a vist from Pudsey bear. 

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Look out for spotty cars - the Big Learner Relay intends to get bigger and bigger.

Big Learner Relay 
Donation Page: Please click here

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