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Great Ormond St Hospital Charity run to Le Mans

The GOSHCC Le Mans Driving Challenge is a unique event designed to test your navigational skills through the night. Taking place from 16-19 June 2005, you will undertake a one-of-a-kind driving adventure, starting at one of the great homes of British motor sport, Brands Hatch in Kent and finishing at the legendary Le Mans, arriving in plenty of time to get some well earned rest before watching the most spectacular of all endurance motor races.

Driving late into the night, through the winding streets of France, challenge your map-reading skills via mystery checkpoints within a set timescale, aiming to finish with the lowest possible mileage. This is a test of navigational skills, not speed.

The entry fee per team (driver and navigator) is £440 with additional team members travelling at £220. Each team is asked to raise a minimum of £1,000 for GOSHCC in addition to their entry fee.

Your entry fee includes: welcome dinner at Brands Hatch, scrutineering and parade lap at Brands Hatch, return travel on Eurotunnel, camping pitch for two nights (you will need to provide your own tent and equipment), arrival breakfast, a celebration dinner with wine, Le Mans 2005 general track admission ticket, GOSHCC challenge survival kit, marshalling cards, vehicle rally numbers and administrative costs.

Not included: breakfast (day two and three), any additional accommodation, camping equipment, travel/car insurance, European breakdown recovery.

For more information please contact: Special Events Team on +44(0)20 7916 5678 or visit the website

Great Ormond Street Hospital is a centre of excellence in the treatment of sick children, the training of doctors and nurses, and research into childhood illness which benefits many more children than the 90,000 who are treated here each year.

However, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity (GOSHCC) faces a major challenge as it fundraises to bring the hospital's facilities up to 21st century standards. We need to provide care in a more comfortable and convenient way, reduce unnecessary stays in hospital and provide better facilities for the one thousand parents a week who need to sleep near their child.

To do this will require redevelopment of two thirds of the hospital site to provide the very best in healthcare. The first stages will cost £312 million and we need to raise £123 million of this through public generosity. Once this work is completed we will be able to treat 20 thousand more young patients. GOSHCC's first priority is raising funds for this essential work, however the charity must also continue to support the ongoing work of the hospital through buying vital up-to-date equipment, supporting pioneering research, and funding improved facilities to benefit families and staff.
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