Daventry driving instructor to join charity roof box relay

Linda's spotty car.
Linda's spotty car.

A driving instructor from Daventry will be leading one leg of a national relay raising money for Children in Need.

Linda Ball, who lives on Ashby Fields, will be driving the leg of the Big Learner Relay from Sivlerstone to Rugby on November 2.

The 15-day event features driving instructors relaying a roof box across the country all in aid of Children in Need.

Linda said: “I wanted to do it last year, but the route didn’t come anywhere near here – bu this year it does!

“I’m driving from Silverstone to Rugby in the evening of November 2 as the lead car, and I may be joined by other drivers as well. I don’t know if I’ll be able to drive through Daventry yet as I don’t know how much time I’ll have.

“For me Children In Need is an important charity. My son Daniel has duchenne muscular dystrophy and he goes to Helen House in Oxford, a children’s hospice, for breaks and days. The hospice is funded by Children In Need and it makes such a difference to Dan to be able to go there.”

To raise awareness of the relay one of Linda’s driving school Minis has already been given a spotty make-over.

She said: “It’s good fun and people are already going up to the car and looking at it.

“I’m hoping that I will make as much money as I can for the charity.”

Linda has a fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/lindaballbiglearnerrelayleadcar.

Last year was the first time the relay had been organised. It raised £65,500 for Children In Need, with 1,000 people taking part and covering 2,500 miles.