The Rally Drivers Charity Ball will be held at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Accrington, Lancashire from 6.30pm on the 6th September and will include a motor show during the day, a charity bike ride and a fantastic line-up of live entertainment including an auction and rallying VIPs during the night at the Dunkenhalgh.

ball-papaer-2All funds raised at the event will go towards improving the living quality of former professional Rally Co-Driver Chris Wood. Chris has previously sat alongside Jimmy and Alister McRae, Martin Rowe, Jonny Milner, David Higgins and his great friend, the late World Rally Champion, Richard Burns, however, after a minor fall, Chris damaged two vertebrae at the top of his spinal cord which rendered him tetraplegic, with little or no movement below the neck.

Chris is desperate to regain full arm movement and this may be possible using Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) equipment. FES is the most up to date and effective rehabilitation technique and may help his aim of being able to lead a more independent life. He also needs an electric wheelchair, hoists and other items. It is difficult to put a finite price on all of this but around £30,000-£40,000 is the figure being aimed for

You can get involved and help to do your bit for a worthy cause by donating a prize to be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

All sorts of prizes are welcome – we want to make sure absolutely every guest at the ball finds something they are desperate to bid on so we can all be involved in the fun and raise loads of money for charity, so no matter what you have in mind we’re sure it will make a fantastic auction prize!

Tickets are £55 plus VAT, with a minimum of two tickets that will be allocated on to tables of ten. Individual tables can be arranged from groups of 8-12. The hotel prices starting at £55 for a single or £75 for twin or double. Family rooms, inclusive breakfast and pamper packages including spa treatment deals are all available.

If you would like to buy tickets please contact Kevin Furber directly on 07850 732867 or email


Paddy Hopkirk will be attending the event along with Mini Sport, whilst also leading the afternoons Cavalcade of over 100 Rally Cars through Accrington.

Further information about the Ball, Celebrity Guests, Motor Show, Bike Ride, Venue and Table Plan etc is available on their website

You will also find a donation page here