“I went out on the track, and David Coulthard bid a stupendous amount of money to have himself be driven round the circuit by me. God knows why he'd want to do that! It was in a good cause, though, and well done to him because I managed to go off the track and scare the hell out of both of us!”
At the end of the day, the fastest overall driver was Healey, fastest team captain was Warwick and the 'Best Team' was led by Coulthard and Healey.
“What's great about it is we were there to raise money for Child's Voice, but also to have fun,” remarked Warwick, “and we had great fun! It was very competitive too, and I really enjoyed it. This kind of thing is important, because we all want to give our little bit back to life, to charities, to children – and it's our way of giving something back when we've really had a great life ourselves. It's just our little bit of return, basically.”
“There certainly seemed to be some action-packed racing!” concluded NSPCC fundraising manager Sophie Moss. “It's brilliant to see a pro like Derek Warwick show guests how to set some really top lap times! It's a tragedy when a vulnerable child summons up the courage to phone ChildLine but can't get through to speak to someone. The Child's Voice Appeal aims to raise over £50 million to develop the NSPCC helplines to answer every call, text and e-mail from a child who needs our help, or an adult with a concern about a child.”
To-date the Child's Voice Appeal has raised £18.1 million. The extra funds will mean that ChildLine volunteers can counsel 500,000 more calls every year. For further information, visit www.childsvoiceappeal.org.uk