Charity Motorsport Festival for Sophie Rolf

IOWCC welcome petrol heads and clubs of all flavours to come and share their passion for one weekend in aid of the Sophie Rolf Fund, KissyPuppy.

Saturday will boast a variety of displays; with various Island clubs and enthusiasts displaying their prides and joy throughout the day.

The Car Club will be running a timed taster Auto-test designed to encourage drivers to try their own cars out on the hard grass field. Unlike our usual events club and non club members have the opportunity to receive tuition by means of either riding as a passenger round the course or having a passenger next to them to offer advice to improve their driving.

You don’t have to go out with someone, members and non-members alike will have the opportunity to buy 6 runs for £10 and run in the same manner as a usual event, only difference is for this taster event we have waved the day member charge making this a great opportunity to give our events a try!

In addition to the Auto-test and various car displays there will be:

– Beer tent from Island Ales

– Live music in the evening

– Camping Saturday night – free for full IOWCC members & £10 a pitch for non members.

– Display from the IOW Motorbike trial’s club including currant European and currant Ladies world leader Becky Cook!

– Hot passenger laps in Historic Rally Car

– Ryde Extreme Performers

– Bouncy castle

– Hot food all day

– Ice-cream Van

– Show and Shine competition

– Raffle

– Various Club and motorsport displays

– Trade Stands

– Championship round from the IOWCC on Sunday.

Entry and parking is free, we just ask for a donation to the Kissy Puppy Fund. If you’re a club and would like to hold your own stand, or would like further details please contact us on membership@iowcc.co.uk or visit our website www.iowcc.co.uk

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Sophie Rolf is a beautiful, happy, larger than life little girl who, a few months before her 5th birthday, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. She has responded to therapy well and most importantly with courage and a smile that has inspired all of those around her.

Unfortunately the prognosis is still poor. What this devastating process has highlighted to Sophie’s family, is the limited healthcare options available for children living or dying from life limiting conditions on the island.

Currently, children from the Isle of Wight travel to Winchester for respite or end of life care, which for Sophie and her family would be a three hour journey each way.

The Sophie Rolf fund, KissyPuppy, is raising money for Earl Mountbatten Hospice to create an interim Island-based solution to support local children and young people with life-limiting conditions.

The Earl Mountbatten Hospice is an independent charity providing comprehensive end-of-life healthcare for the Isle of Wight community. They support and care for adults living with and dying from a life-limiting illness and they are looking at how they can extend these services to children.

The Hospice is working in partnership with Sophie’s parents, and other interested organisations and families on the Island, to research both the need and opportunity to develop its services in the future to include children and young people.

Earl Mountbatten Hospice is committed to improving the range of services and facilities to meet palliative health and social care needs of children and their families and carers on the Isle of Wight in the long term.

The severity of Sophie’s rare condition means that in the interim a place may be needed at the Hospice to support Sophie and her family in her final days. Currently Sophie must travel off the Isle of Wight for much of her treatment, the nearest hospice for children is based in Winchester.

The initial target is to raise £10,000 for Earl Mountbatten Hospice to transform a space into a child friendly residence on the Hospice site, not just for Sophie, but for other children and families who may need this service in the future, would bridge the gap whilst new long term services are being explored.

We appreciate the phenomenal support for Sophie and her family from the Community on the Isle of Wight and the wider support we have received. We would now like to raise funds together with the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, to create an Island based solution that would support children on the Isle of Wight with life limiting conditions and provide end of life care.

Donations would be very much appreciated and we thank you for your continued support.

www.justgiving.com/EMH-KissyPuppy