Massive cash bonanza for charity thanks to BRM Day

BRM Day committee chairman Rick Hall, left, presenting a donation to Barry Daff, a local volunteer fundraiser on behalf of the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, with other members of the BRM Day committee
BRM Day committee chairman Rick Hall, left, presenting a donation to Barry Daff, a local volunteer fundraiser on behalf of the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, with other members of the BRM Day committee
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The people behind BRM Day have donated a further £10,000 to charity as copies of their commemorative DVD continue to fly off the shelf.

About 1,300 copies of the DVD have been sold so far, chronicling the day 25,000 people descended on Bourne for the BRM Day on October 7, to mark the town’s motor racing heritage.

Formula 1 champions Sir Jackie Stewart and Damon Hill drove classic cars through the closed off streets of the town to celebrate 50 years since the Formula 1 World Championship was won by the Bourne-based British Racing Motors, known as BRM.

The success of the DVD sales has allowed the BRM Day committee to donate a further £10,000 to the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust.

The committee had already donated £15,000 to the charity and £25,000 to Bourne Outdoor Swimming Pool.

Barry Daff, a volunteer fundraiser for the air ambulance, who accepted the cheque on behalf of the emergency service, said: “The Air Ambulance is totally funded by voluntary donations and we are 
really overwhelmed by the donation of £25,000 from BRM Day.

“It is to the credit of not only the organising committee, but also the whole town of Bourne, 
who so wholeheartedly embraced the event and helped make this 
magnificent donation possible.

“For a town of its size, the people of Bourne must be among the most generous in Lincolnshire in their support of our cause.”

Chairman of the BRM Day Committee Rick Hall said the commemorative DVD of the day, which is available through the BRM Day website, continued to bring in further funds, which in due course would provide further donations to both charities.

He said: “It is somehow appropriate that we make this donation, for only in the last fortnight the air ambulance landed in Bourne twice to bring vital assistance to sick and injured persons.”

To buy your copy of the DVD, which costs £10, plus £2 for posting and packaging for online orders, visit www.brmday.co.uk.

You can also buy copies at Baldock’s Mill, Double and Megson, Gordon’s Photographic, Quentin Marks, Rutland Sports and Stephen Knipe and Co.