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Local driving instructor Louise Walsh, and founder and organiser of The Big Learner Relay has raised an astonishing £90,000 (yes, ninety thousand!) for the Children in Need Appeal 2015.
Louise (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!
This years 2,800 mile relay started in Northern Ireland on Monday 26th October 2015 and finished in Swindon on the 13th November, which was Children in Need Appeal Day 2015. The relay covered England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales with 180 lead driving lessons and many hundreds of instructors and pupils joining the convoy. Louise travelled the whole of the UK in the back of participation driving instructor cars.
This month's First Friday Lunch at the Community Centre alone raised £545, so a big thanks go to everyone who supported the lunch.
Well done Louise and everyone who got involved, the results all all the hard work are massively impressive.
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