Go Karting Endurance Challenge 2015 – Race For Charity

Race For Charity were proud to team up with St Mungo’s Broadway for a charity fundraising event in September 2015.

The event which was held at Capital Karts, Barking, was the third instalment of a unique independent partnership between Race For Charity and a respective charity organisation, in this case, St Mungo’s Broadway. The karting experience took place on the longest indoor track in the UK using super-fast 200CC karts with 20 challenging corners and an 80 metre straight leading up to breakneck speeds of up to 45mph.

This year, Race For Charity decided to help support and tackle the issues of homelessness, by raising money for St Mungo’s Broadway, which is a charity that helps people recover from the issues that create homelessness by providing a bed and support to more than 2,500 people a night who are either homeless or at risk, and works to prevent homelessness, helping about 25,000 people a year.

The Go Karting Endurance Challenge took place on Sunday 20th September 2015, with seventy five participants coming together from the Muslim community, joined by staff from St Mungo’s, in which participants were challenged to compete over three hours of endurance racing. This was followed by weeks of fundraising, culminating in an awards ceremony held at the London Muslim Centre in Whitechapel on Sunday 4th October 2015, where the Race For Charity family were very proud to issue a cheque to St Mungo’s Broadway after raising a very respectful grand total of £24,590.00.

As part of the Race For Charity alliance, guests and staff at St Mungo’s Broadway project The Lodge, based in Central London, also enjoyed a special “Curry Lunch at The Lodge”, with a wide range of traditional Indian dishes being prepared and served by participants of the Race For Charity event. This was part of a pledge this year in which the Race For Charity team wanted their participants to experience the opportunity to forge a real connection between the fundraisers and the charity’s clients.

Mostafa Hussain, Race For Charity Project Manager said, “This year we wanted to bring together participants from all across London to raise money and increase awareness of a very important issue of homelessness. It was Important to us to ensure that we came together as a community to help and in turn, to also inspire others up and down the country to get involved and do the same.”

Race For Charity hopes that this special event was a seed planted and the first of many of these types of events to come in the near future from which fruitful beginnings will grow and allow both participants and charitable organisations to reap the rewards.