Owners of some of the world’s most exclusive cars have helped raise an incredible £117,000 for families across the region. 

Supercar Driver, the UK's leading members club for supercar owners, has supported Bluebell Wood since 2010. 

The stunning sum raised by the club over the last eight years is similar to the typical cost of a Ferrari California or an Aston Martin V12VS. At Bluebell Wood, it could help to fund around three years of care from a nurse, or 755 days of counselling support for a family facing unimaginably tough times. 

Two of the ways Supercar Driver has raised the impressive amount are through its Supercar Experience events and owners’ annual secret supercar meets. Supercar Experiences at Meadowhall give people the chance to sit in or have their photo taken next to their dream car, in return for a donation to Bluebell Wood. Over 100 luxury cars including Aston Martins, Lamborghinis and Porsches were at the most recent one, raising over £21,000 and giving 10,000 people the opportunity to see their favourite motor up close. 

Supercar owners also donate to Bluebell Wood at their annual secret supercar meets. These 'mega meets' of hundreds of supercars are hosted on the runway at Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome, with the 2018 meeting raising around £22,000 for Bluebell Wood. 

Adam Thorby, Director, Supercar Driver, said: “The last eight years have been a whirlwind journey and there really are too many highlights to list, but one is our event at Virgin Racing back in 2010 where we first met Bluebell Wood team members. 

“I’m particularly proud of our season opening events which bring members together to celebrate the start of the supercar season. Another highlight are the events we ran in 2015 and 2016 at the home of the Red Arrows in RAF Scampton. They are national treasures, so the chance to get up close with the jets and staff was a real privilege and one we could share with Supercar Driver members. 

“The partnership with Bluebell Wood is significant for all of us here at Supercar Driver. We’re pleased to be able to make a difference, and this is why we’ve continued our support for so long now.” 

Julie Hampson, Corporate Fundraiser at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Supercar Driver for their on-going support. We are bowled over by how much they have raised over the last eight years. This £117,000 will make an enormous difference, in all sorts of ways, to families just when they most need the support. We can’t thank Supercar Driver members enough for everything they are doing for children and young adults across our region.”