THE Pirelli Stadium was the driving force once again behind the ‘Big Learner Relay’ as the Brewers played host to the event in aid of Children in Need on the evening of Tuesday 7th November to end a day of relaying that began in Ipswich at 8am.
We also waved off the start of a new day of relaying at 8am on Wednesday 8th November.
The event is in to its 4th year now and sees driving instructors relay a car top box (the box that sits on the roof of an instructor’s car) as they move from one driving lesson to another, as the fundraiser moves across the country over a 15 day period.
The whole event began in Northern Ireland on November 1 before relaying over 3,000 miles to Liverpool where it will be concluded on November 17. The stadium was the starting point of the Burton to Checkheaton, near Bradford, leg of the fundraiser.
The ‘Big Learner Rally’ has raised over £250,000 over its first three years. Money was donated by sponsoring a coloured spot that will be signed placed on a car, many of which were on show as the cars left the Pirelli Stadium.
Louise Walsh, the founder of the Big Learner Relay said: "We are delighted to be supported by the staff at Pirelli Stadium again this year. We have over 180 places we stop at the 15 days of relay and it is crucial to the smooth running and time-keeping, that we choose locations that provide space and easy access.
“The Pirelli Stadium more than fits our requirements, but to have such supportive staff makes this location even better. Thank you for your supporting the Big Learner Relay for Children in Need."