Charity go-karting race raises thousands for CHIPS charity

A charity go-karting race has raised £6,000 for CHIPS, a charity founded by the UK gaming industry to provide specialised powered wheelchairs for young people with severe mobility problems.

Wednesday, 18th May 2016, 12:57 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th May 2016, 2:00 pm

The race was contested by twenty teams representing suppliers of the Praesepe Group companies including Cashino and Beacon Bingo.

After a gruelling battle, Quixant Orange, a team made up of staff from Quixant UK, a leading supplier of computer systems for gaming and slot machines, took home the victory.

“It was a delight to participate in such a rewarding cause, helping to raise funds for CHIPS charity. It is fantastic to know how much happiness this will bring to children with severe mobility problems,” said Team captain John Malin, sales director of Quixant UK.

Phil Gibbs, marketing manager for Cashino and Beacon Bingo, said: “This annual fundraiser was another great success and the £6k raised is a tribute to the generosity of our suppliers and partners.

“We are very grateful as the money is going to such a good cause which does so much for disadvantaged children,” he added.

“This event was an incredible achievement and we cannot thank everyone who was involved enough. It’s thanks to these fundraising events that we are able to help so many young people change their lives,” Linda Lindsay, co-founder of CHIPS charity said.

“It is such a fantastic total which is truly appreciated by all of us here at CHIPS and the wheelchair recipients themselves,” she added.