Employees at contract hire and fleet management specialists Agility Fleet have raised £8,000 for Worcestershire-based charity Rees Foundation.
Sarah Milan, director of Rees Foundation, accepted the cheque from Keith Townsend, managing director of Agility Fleet, who with four of his colleagues successfully competed in the 24 hours European round of the prestigious Teesside Karting Championship at Le Mans.
The Rees Foundation supports young people and adults who have had foster care or residential experience, ensuring they can access the support they need to help them achieve their potential.
Sarah Milan, director of the Rees Foundation, said: “This event was a real test of endurance, and covered around 1,000 miles at race speed - the equivalent of driving from Land’s End to John O’ Groats and back to Glasgow again all in a go kart.
"It was a fantastic effort by the Agility Fleet guys and I’d like to thank all the businesses that supported them via sponsorship and donations, helping to raise funds to support young people after they leave care system.”
In addition to their fundraising activity, Agility Fleet is also working in partnership with the Rees Foundation to help with the expense of providing driving lessons for care leavers.
With the current cost of learning to drive in the UK averaging £1,300 many of the country's most disadvantaged young people find that they are priced out of ever learning to drive.