Daniel Lloyd boosts Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice during Valentines Ball auction

Daniel Lloyd boosts Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice during Valentines Ball auction

Two lucky bidders can look forward to the opportunity to join Daniel Lloyd on track later this year after a donation from the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship race winner proved to be one of the top lots in a special auction to raise funds for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.

Having supported the charity for a number of years, Huddersfield racer Daniel – who recently announced a move to the EXCELR8 Motorsport outfit for 2022 – jumped at the opportunity to get involved in a Valentines Ball being used as a fundraising event for the hospice

Daniel offered one lucky person the opportunity to join him for a true money can’t buy experience on his annual Sponsors Track Day; a private event held at Silverstone circuit exclusively for his corporate partners.

As well as the chance to join Daniel on track for a high-speed passenger ride, the lot offered the lucky bidder – plus a guest – the opportunity to get behind the wheel of four high-performance sports cars around the iconic Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, with full hospitality throughout the day.

However, such was the popularity of the lot as a bidding war broke out between two guests that Daniel generously doubled his donation to offer a total of four places on the track day – raising a hugely impressive £7,000 in the process.

As a result, both Jonathan Whitworth – Managing Director of DEVELOP – and Matthew Pitchforth will now join Daniel for the Silverstone event later this year.

“It was a fantastic evening and a massive success for the charity, which is the most important thing,” Daniel said. “If I’m being honest, it was a bit overwhelming to see how popular the lot for a place on my annual track day was, as I didn’t expect the bidding to go so high.

“The Forget Me Not Hospice is a charity that is close to my heart and one that I have supported for a number of years, so to raise such a large amount is absolutely fantastic. Of all the donations I have made in the past, this one proved to be particularly popular and it was quite emotional to see the amount going up and up knowing that it will make a real difference to the families who use the hospice.

“A huge thank you to Kate Hitchen from Time Out Children’s Home for the work that went in to organising the event, and of course to Jonathan and Matthew for their generosity as the money is going to a hugely worthwhile cause. I’ll look forward to welcoming them to Silverstone later in the year.”

In total, over £50,000 was raised on the night, which will go towards supporting children with life-shortening conditions – plus their families.