Carl Elsby will be leading his leg on Sunday the 5th November, from Market Weighton to the Humber bridge and then from the Humber bridge to Grimsby .
This two week event, now in its fourth year, features driving instructors and pupils across the country all getting together to raise money for Children in Need.
The relay starts with a day in Northern Ireland on Wednesday 1st November. The top box will then continue its convoy around the rest of the UK on Friday 3rd November. The grand finale will be a fabulous drive through the lion’s enclosure at Knowsley Safari Park, Liverpool on Friday 17th November, which is the Children in Need Appeal Day 2017 - 14 days, 3000+ miles, over 190 lead driving lessons and many thousands of instructors and pupils joining the convoy!
With many months of planning, the route will cover in the region of 3,000 miles and driving instructors have been preparing to take part since May. Each instructor will come up with ways to raise funds in whichever way works for them, their pupils and their businesses. Some are getting together and are going to do something as a local group, some are working with local driving instructor associations and some are just doing things within their franchises or on their own. Ideas so far include sponsored lessons, fancy dress lessons, PJs for Pudsey and car washes. But by far the biggest fundraiser is 'sponsor a spot'. Pupils, businesses and the general public are donating money to sign a coloured spot and stick it on the instructor’s car. Keep your eyes peeled for spotty cars across the UK.
You can help Carl raise money for BLR 2017 by sponsoring spots on his car, more details to follow.
Look out for more posts from Carl as he builds up to the BLR 2017