A didicar Marathon recently took place at the Jubilee Centre at Pirbright, involving a twelve hour marathon by members of the Youth Club and a twenty four hour Marathon by L/Cpl
Danny Barritt of the Royal Anglian Regiment.
A didicar is a small plastic car without pedals and is propelled by a person’s movements whilst their feet are off the ground. Simply turning the wheel left and right moves the didicar. No pedals, motors, batteries, or greasy chains.
The event was sponsored by Didicar UK who supplied the Community Centre with a brand new didicar. This was presented by PC Dave Broadhead to Finola Pickwell and Yvonne MacLean, both valued members of the Home Front Community Safety Partnership team.
The event started at 8am and a great effort was made by all who took part and who assisted by supervising, providing refreshments and counting the monies collected in aid of the Jubilee Centre and other Military Charities.
To date, there has been nearly £800 collected with more money due to come from pledges made.
Special thanks to Kay Attwood of Kay9 Services who donated £40 and attended the event in the morning and indeed to all the motorists who filled donation buckets outside the Community Centre on Billesden Road during the day.
The event was a great success and the sense of community was uppermost in the atmosphere. PC Dave Broadhead said, “It was great to see so many members of the youth club offering their support to this event and I would like to place on record their excellent behaviour on the day”.
L/Cpl Danny Barritt completed his event at 0800 hours the following morning and his Didicar is now in need of a major service!
Well done and thanks to everyone concerned.