The Soapbox Challenge results are in
On the 25th June at Penn House Estate in Amersham, estate agents and suppliers to the industry joined us in our annual fast paced charity fundraiser the Agency Express Soapbox Challenge.
The event is an amateur driver’s race where teams come with one goal, to build and design the ultimate gravity powered Soapbox kart. Then fuelled solely by guts and gravity drivers race against the clock on a mile long downhill track.
However it wouldn’t be a race without winners, alongside the infamous ‘Wooden Spoon’ for last place there was a trophy for the team with the ‘Best Dressed Kart’ and cash prizes for first, second and third place winners.
Taking the start line with their hand built karts were teams from Gilson Bailey, CB Slade and Clive Emson Auctioneers and Revive. After three nail biting runs down the mile long track the winners were announced.
1st place went to Gilson Bailey estate agents from Norwich, completing the mile in 2:36 winning £500
2nd place went to team CB Slade estate agentsfrom Cirencester, completing the mile in 2:50 winning £250
3rd place went to team Clive Emson Auctioneers from Chelmsford, completing the mile in 2:53 winning £100
Gilson Bailey also took home the ‘Best Dressed Kart’ award for their spectacular Jeep themed kart which unfortunately by the end of the day did see a bit of wear and tear. The ‘Wooden Spoon’ award was presented to Revive who recorded the slowest time, completing the course in just under 4 minutes.
Thanks to the teams and their fundraising efforts £1600 was raised on the day which will be split between Macmillan Cancer Support and Agents Giving.
Yvonne Martin from Agents Giving commented: The Soapbox Challenge was a fantastic event with a real family atmosphere, on the day I had been so amazed by the enthusiasm of everyone involved, well done to the winner and all that took part for this fundraising challenge.
Pictures from the day can be found on the Agency Express Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AgencyExpressHQ