for Children In Need
Duel sportswoman Liz Halliday will be taking to the track this weekend to help raise money for the annual BBC charity extravaganza, Children In Need.The East Grinstead sportscar star will be getting behind the wheel on Saturday for a charity Karting event organised by former F1 world champion Nigel Mansell at his Devonshire raceway.Liz makes up one eighth of the all-female ladies team which includes, amongst others, DTM racer Katherine Legge and British GT Championship regular Rachel Green.The final result of Saturday’s two, hour-long rounds will be decided by the aggregate times of each added together. Although only a fundraiser, it will be Halliday’s first taste of competition Karting having never raced them competitively early on in her career.“It’s a chance for us all to relax and have some fun at the end of a long season whilst knowing we’re doing our bit for charity,” said Halliday. “Doing something like this makes us realise how lucky we were growing up, so it’s nice to give something back, especially for such a worthwhile cause.“Having said that, the competitive instinct of racing drivers always burns brightly so I’m sure there will be plenty of action taking place out on the track. We’ve got some good drivers in this team so we’ll be hoping to give the guys a decent run for their money.”The event will be Liz’s first automotive outing since coming home fourth in class at the final round of the American Le Mans Series at Laguna Seca in early October.The Karting event will feature as part of the evening-long entertainment to be broadcast on BBC1’s flagship Children In Need programme from 7pm on Friday 14th November. The 28th annual telethon fundraiser will highlight awareness for society’s deprived and underprivileged youngsters.
To make a donation, visit www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey.