Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is £23,500 richer after hundreds of the most expensive cars in the world powered into Donington Park to enjoy a fast-paced secret meet-up.

Sleek supercars, vintage classics and an original McLaren Formula One racing car, worth £12 million, roared into the East Midlands racetrack for the annual ‘Secret Meet’ staged by the UK’s largest supercar club.

Supercar Driver launched in 2010 and has over 1,000 members who all own at least one super or hypercar. Each year, the Secret Meet sees owners donate £50 each to Bluebell Wood for the chance to take a spin on the track.

This year £23,500 was raised, bringing the grand total the group has donated to the North Anston hospice to a staggering £140,000.

It may be the cost of a rare sports car for some, but for families across the region it means outstanding care in their hour of need… £140,000 is enough to fund a Bluebell Wood specialist nurse for almost four years.

As an added bonus, hospice families got to see a host of magnificent motors up close, when 24 Supercar Driver members roared into the hospice car park to present the £23,500 cheque. And a boot-load of Easter treats and craft items.

Youngsters got the chance to sit at the wheel of a host of gleaming Lamborghinis, Porsches, Ferraris and Bentleys.

Adam Thorby, Director, Supercar Driver, said: “Our partnership with Bluebell Wood means a great deal to me and our members. Supercar Driver is so pleased to be supporting such an important place and using the cars for a very worthy cause.” 

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. They have raised over £140,000 for us over the last nine years; this is a staggering sum and makes an enormous difference to the help we can give families, children and young adults across our region. In addition, supercar owners roared into our car park and brought huge excitement to our children.”