1st May 2001




A team of four women from the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside are to test their driving skills in an unusual vehicle to raise money for a cancer charity.


The Always and Marie Curie Ladies’ Driving Challenge is an annual event held across the UK to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care in which women get the chance to drive a range of weird and wonderful vehicles.


Carole Wade, Jocelyn Kings, Lesley Mee and Zoe Dalton – who all work in the university’s Quality Unit on Cottingham Road – are all set to put their driving skills to the test at RAF Linton-on-Ouse near York on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May.


“The Driving Challenge is a national event in which women drive anything from a JCB or a fire engine to a double-decker bus or even a milk float,” said team captain Carole.


“Each team member needs to raise a minimum of £75, so any contributions will be extremely welcome.”


Carole said the women were looking forward to the challenge, which would be a step into the unknown for all of them. “We’ve never done anything like this before, but we’ll be fine – all ladies are good drivers, aren’t they?” she said.


If you would like to donate funds to the team please contact Carole Wade on 01482 463691.


The Always and Marie Curie Ladies’ Driving Challenge is being held at 29 locations across the country. For more details telephone 0870 2401021 or visit the website: www.ladiesdriving.com


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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk


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