Thousands attend Bluebell Wood’s Soapbox Derby

Thousands of people turned out to support Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice at their first ever Soapbox Derby.a-touch-of-glass-winning-team-2

Around 3,500 spectators and supporters arrived at Clifton Park, Rotherham on Saturday 1st October to watch forty teams race their cleverly crafted carts down the 500 metre course.

A Touch of Glass from Kirk Sandall were crowned Soapbox Champions after reaching the finish line in the quickest time of 44 seconds. In second place, with a time of 45 seconds, was BSmart Homes from Swinton and third place went to Living with a Lion from Sheffield who posted a time of 46 seconds.

Congratulations to all the teams who entered.

So far the North Anston based hospice has received just over £16,000 in sponsorship and donations from the day.

Jo Berry, Events Fundraiser said: “Our first ever Soapbox Derby was great fun and it was wonderful to see so many people supporting the event.

“I’d like to congratulate all the teams who entered, we were really impressed by the carts you made and we hope you will want to take part again next year.

“My favourite part of the day was seeing all the soapboxes lined up together and all the spectators lining the course to cheer on the competitors. It was such a great atmosphere.

“Thank you to everyone who came along on the day or sponsored the teams, your money really does make a difference and helps us support children, young people and their families during the toughest of times.”

Registration for next year’s Soapbox Derby will open before the end of the year.

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