On Saturday 19 August, Porsche Centre Reading was delighted to support and take part in the Royal Berkshire Charity Soapbox Challenge.
The Royal Berkshire Charity helps provide extras that make a difference in care to patients, their visitors and staff. Fundraising facilitates providing better facilities, purchase the most up-to-date equipment, improving staff training and supporting rebuilding and refurbishment projects.
The Soapbox Challenge is a new event to the Royal Berkshire Charity fundraising calendar where all money raised was donated directly to the Royal Berkshire Hospital. Contestants were required to design, build and race imaginative soapboxes in two timed runs down the course at the prestigious Englefield Park. Our entry, Mission S was built by a team of Porsche mechanics.
Piloted by our Service Technician, Peter Keen, the team was confident of success. However after a successful training run, our final run was unfortunately ruled out by a technical issue; a tyre puncture.