Friday 12 January, 2018
Markerstudy has announced that it will be headline sponsor of a giant fundraising charity event that is roaring into Tunbridge Wells in 2018, hosted by Jean’s Kitchen and Wine Bar.
The one-day Crazy Jeans extravaganza, a huge soapbox race and exhilarating family fun day, will pit the town’s most competitive drivers against each other and push fundraising for local charities into overdrive.
Fifty soapbox carts each sponsored and manned by local businesses and community groups will go head to head in a day of races on Saturday May 5th in the town’s picturesque Dunorlan Park to raise thousands for much-loved Kent charities Hospice in the Weald and ellenor.
A smaller inter-schools competition for 16-18 year olds will be held on the morning of the event, which is set to be one of the biggest community events Tunbridge Wells has ever seen, with up to 10,000 spectators expected on the day.
Powering the event is headline sponsor, Markerstudy, who are not only apt in being car insurers but are keen supporters of local community events and charities.
Lizzie Smith-Foreman, Director of Group Marketing and Communications for Markerstudy Group said: “As one of the largest employers in Tunbridge Wells and the Kent area, we care deeply about our Corporate Social Responsibility and supporting great local causes like ellenor and Hospice in The Weald.
“Our strapline has always been ‘Putting the fun into insurance’ and what could be more fun than a soap box cart race in the heart of the town? We’re delighted to be involved and have our own teams taking on the challenge, each creating a unique cart for the race, and determined to be the winner! We can’t wait to see the action unfold - it will be a fabulous day!”
As well as securing a celebrity commentator and prize-giving ceremony for race day, Crazy Jean’s will also be hosting a music stage, food village, children’s entertainment with inflatables, zip wire and an awe-inspiring supercar display.
The brainchild of Tunbridge Wells entrepreneur Garry Jeffery of Jean’s Kitchen and Wine Bar on St John’s Road, Crazy Jean’s will raise money for two charities close to his and the town’s heart while also bringing a big, community event to the town he grew up in.
He explained: “We’re hoping a lot of people will turn out to see friends, foes, business associates and rivals go head to head in the race of the year.
“I’ve always wanted to do a cart race in Tunbridge Wells and while we’ve got close to it before, the timing is great right now. The famous carnival that was much-loved in the town is long gone and I really wanted to bring all the businesses and community groups together for one big, amazing event that will really bring a bit of healthy and fun competition to Tunbridge Wells.
For more information, to sign a team up or for sponsorship opportunities please find details at the Crazy Jean’s website www.crazyjeansevents.com.