Not content with saving lives on the race track, a group of girl marshals have shown real girl power to help save lives off it, after raising £1,000 for Breast Cancer Care. The team of volunteers showed their sharing, caring sides once more by generating the cash for HiQ's official charity for 2009, at the final round of the HiQ British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch.
The team, including one honorary girl in the shape of Dave Booth, collected all manner of donations and even charged HiQ BTCC race stars Fabrizio Giovanardi and Matt Neal to park their cars at the track, with their money going into the pot. Anne Heath, who is a volunteer marshal at a number of HiQ British Touring Car Championship race weekends, said: "We formed an all girl post at Brands, in an attempt to prove to all those men who think otherwise that we can do a good job! "Not only that, but we have been keen to raise some money for a charity ever since the season began, and as soon as we heard about HiQ's attempts to get everyone in pink at Brands Hatch, we wanted to get involved." Dave Booth was the token man present with the girls all day, after being invited by the women who know him from their days at various race tracks. Dave said: "My first wife died of breast cancer 10 years ago, so the charity is very close to my heart. "It was lovely to be with the girls all day. There were 10 of us down by the approach to Druids corner, and we had a great time raising money and awareness, in between the races." Fellow marshal Alison Tyrrell added: "About half way through the season, a few of us thought it would be nice to do something for Breast Cancer Care, so we pulled out all the stops at Brands Hatch. "The last race of the season is always a great occasion, and it was made even better as we all got in pink and got into the spirit of things for charity." The marshals' fundraising efforts, coupled with HiQ's fundraising drive on the day, helped HiQ to raise a massive £10,000 for Breast Cancer Care in total. Staff of the nationwide fast fit network, run by local franchisee Broadway Tyres, also looked pretty in pink at the circuit when they helped generate the amazing sum of money. The efforts of HiQ led to a scene of pink across the famous circuit, with the grandstands being filled with an eye catching splash of colour.