Visitors to the ADINJC & Intelligent Instructor Conference & Expo on 6th October at the Heart of England Conference Centre will have all gone away from the day humming one iconic motor racing theme tune…and it’s Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain”.
Throughout the day over 700 Driving Instructors from across the UK were racing around the Bill Plant Driving School sponsored giant Scalextric track. During the conference and awards drink reception we had over a hundred races using our Limited Edition Bill Plant Driving School VW Scalextric Fleet around our track. False starts, crashes, pit lane chaos, cheating, tears – and that was just the “friendly” race between the teams at Bill Plant Driving School and Intelligent Instructor!
Whilst the ADI’s were all driving for the pride of the top 3 fastest laps – to each win a bottle of Champagne and a copy of Qualified: The Guide to Becoming an Approved Driving Instructor – they were also having a lot of fun raising money for the ADINJC’s chosen charity – Speed of Sight.
We are delighted to announce the Speed of Sight Charity raised £1,000 in donations during ADINJC & Intelligent Instructor Conference.
John Galloway, Co-Founder of Speed of Sight was delighted with the money raised! “We thought the Scalextric was a great idea and a fantastic way of getting people to interact. It was a lot of fun and very engaging. We thank Bill Plant Driving School for sponsoring, and paying for the Scalextric.
“We work tirelessly all year to fundraise so that we can provide life-changing driving experiences for people with disabilities. £1,000 will enable us to provide 10 experiences.”
Chris Bishop for Bill Plant Driving School commented on the success of the day “Rather than just have a typical event stand or hand coffee out we wanted to really engage with the visitors and put a smile on the faces of everyone at the Intelligent Instructor Conference and boy did we! The stand was busy throughout the day with a mixture of those looking to train on how to become a driving instructor with Bill Plant Driving School alongside those wanting to enquire more about our award-winning franchise.
“Social media was awash with photos and videos of the track and the great and the good of the ADI Industry had so much fun throughout the day whilst we raised donations for the Speed of Sight Charity.
“Alongside the ADINJC we were delighted to raise a total of £1,000 for the Speed of Sight. They are doing fantastic things and it was our honour to help generate donations and awareness of the charity to those who visited our stand and raced around the Bill Plant Driving School arena!”
Lynne Barrie, Chairman of ADINJC commented on the money raised “We are delighted to have raised £1,000 for Speed of Sight during this year and at the expo. Thanks must go to Bill Plant Driving School for their part in helping to sponsor the Scalextric and free laps on the day of the expo. The money is certainly going to a wonderful charity and ADINJC are proud to be involved in helping them.”
For more information, please visit the Speed of Sight Charity