On 10th December 2017, we’re bringing Karting to the fundraising environment, in honour of one of our former members of the Midland Karting team.
Born in 1969, Steve Stringer was a fundamental part of the Midland Karting team for the better part of 20-years. Steve worked as Workshop Manager for the final five years of his career with us – ensuring racers were greeted with the best equipment available each-and-every time. A strong lover of motorsport and cars in general, he held particular affinities to Vauxhall and Michael Schumacher – no doubt it would have been a match made in heaven had the two ever been united in Formula 1..!
On 20th July 2017, Steve succumbed to Bowel Cancer, aged 47. He is survived by his wife Steph and two sons, Michael and Robbie.
During the latter periods of his illness and in bereavement, Steve and his family have been supported tirelessly by the staff of St Giles Hospice, Lichfield – a charity founded in 1983.
St Giles Hospice
Whether it’s in-home or respite care, supporting families through bereavement or engaging with schools and the community, the work St Giles Hospice undertake is invaluable in supporting individuals and the families around them. In order to continue their incredible work supporting those impacted by incurable illnesses – including cancers, MS, motor neurone disease, respiratory diseases and heart failure – the St. Giles Hospice need in the region of £9 million per year.
We want to help St Giles continue their work through 2018 and beyond.
In honour of Steve, on the date of what would have been his 48th birthday, Midland Karting are hosting a 4-hour Endurance Race to benefit St Giles Hospice.
Based on the famous Le Mans endurance races, the event will comprise of 30-minutes practice followed by 4-hours of racing. We will allow upto 8 members per race team.
The cost per team for this event is just £350.
All proceeds will be going to the St Giles Hospice (Registered Charity 509014).
Refreshments can be purchased on-site throughout the day, and there will a number of additional stalls supporting the event.