Luxury country house hotel, Lympstone Manor, in Devon, hosted Celebration of Speed 2019 on 3rd July. The event commemorated Michelin-starred chef patron Michael Caines’ love of all things motoring. Mesothelioma UK and the Spinal Injuries Association were the two charities which were chosen to benefit from funds raised on the day. A total of £12,000 was raised which will be split between the two charities. Earlier this year, Lympstone also hosted a gala dinner which raised a staggering £36,000 for Mesothelioma UK.
Clinical Nurse Specialists, Lorraine Creech and Christine Jones, were there with a stand to tell people more about Mesothelioma UK at the festival. The event gave guests the exclusive opportunity to view the iconic Formula One supercars by ROKiT Williams Racing, formerly known as Williams Formula One, as well as meet the event’s guest of honour Rob Smedley, most recently the Head of Performance at Williams Formula One and who spent many years as race engineer for Felipe Massa.
Also there for guests to see were the Williams FW41 Formula One racing car that competed in the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship, and the Williams Renault FW19 car from 1997 which powered Jacques Villeneuve to his World Championship title. In addition, visitors enjoyed an exciting line-up at Lympstone Manor’s first ever music concert where guests were treated to an all-inclusive afternoon tea picnic and a BBQ in the evening.
We are extremely grateful to the hotel for hosting such wonderful events which really boost our funds, and allow us to continue with the vitally important work to fight against mesothelioma, and support those affected by it.