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22 / January / 2018

The race is on!

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CRAZY JEAN’S, Dunorlan Park – May 5th

A giant fundraising charity event is roaring into Tunbridge Wells in 2018 hosted by Jean’s Kitchen and Wine Bar and we are delighted to have been chosen as charity partner.

The one-day Crazy Jeans extravaganza, a huge soapbox race and exhilarating family fun day, will pit the town’s most competitive drivers against each other and push fundraising for local charities into overdrive.  Fifty soapbox carts each sponsored and manned by local businesses and community groups will go head to head in a day of races on Saturday May 5th in the town’s picturesque Dunorlan Park to raise thousands for Hospice in the Weald and ellenor.

A smaller inter-schools competition for 16-18 year olds will be held on the morning of the event, which is set to be one of the biggest community events Tunbridge Wells has ever seen, with up to 10,000 spectators expected on the day.  As well as securing a celebrity commentator and prize-giving ceremony for race day, Crazy Jean’s will also be hosting a music stage, food village, children’s entertainment with inflatables, zip wire and an awe-inspiring supercar display.

The brainchild of Tunbridge Wells entrepreneur Garry Jeffery of Jean’s Kitchen and Wine Bar on St John’s Road, Crazy Jean’s will raise money for two charities close to his and the town’s heart while also bringing a big, community event to the town he grew up in.

He explained: “We’re hoping a lot of people will turn out to see friends, foes, business associates and rivals go head to head in the race of the year.

“I’ve always wanted to do a cart race in Tunbridge Wells and while we’ve got close to it before, the timing is great right now. The famous carnival that was much-loved in the town is long gone and I really wanted to bring all the businesses and community groups together for one big, amazing event that will really bring a bit of healthy and fun competition to Tunbridge Wells.

On the day itself, the soapbox teams will compete in time trial runs of the track, starting close to the top car park, near the café and finishing by the boat hut at the water’s edge.

The day culminates in a Grand Final with the four fastest teams in both the school and main races going head to head to find the ultimate Crazy Jean’s Winner.

Sarah Raine, Head of Fundraising at Hospice In The Weald said: “We are hugely excited about this Crazy Jeans event and Hospice in the Weald are delighted to be chosen by Jeans Kitchen & Wine Bar as one of the headline Charities.

“It’s amazing to see so many different organisations come together to get involved in what is sure to be a fantastic event for all!

“We need to raise £7million each year to offer our outstanding care to patients, families and carers. The community of Tunbridge Wells are always great supporters of Hospice in the Weald and we thank you in advance for getting involved in this great event.”

For more information, to sign a team up or for sponsorship opportunities please find details at the Crazy Jean’s website www.crazyjeansevents.com  or drop Chatty Hatter an email at hello@chattyhatter.com

For press enquiries please contact Louise Ford at Chatty Hatter PR and Marketing on louise@chattyhatter.com / 07875 054587