Doesn’t every child dream that they would one day drive a flying car? It’s apt, then, that the man who owns the world’s first road-legal flying car is also a supporter of Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice, which provides care for 300 children and young adults with life-limiting conditions. Businessman, speaker, pilot and expedition leader Neil Laughton flew his Skycar from London to Timbuktu in 2009. The journey included flights across the Straits of Gibraltar and the Sahara desert – so it’s a tried and tested flying machine. He’s no stranger to adventure, having also jet skied around the UK, and skied to the North and South poles.
The car is on display on the Chestnut Tree House stand. Chestnut Tree House is the beneficiary of this year’s FoS, and is raising money for its ‘Pay for a Day’ scheme. They have to raise £6850 per day to provide all care services. You can help by visiting the stand, where there’s a raffle, lottery, wristbands and a range of vintage and retro clothes and goods.
Elsewhere at FoS, Chestnut Tree House patron Sally Gunnell OBE will be one of the judges in the Cartier Style et Luxe concourse. ‘We are so grateful to Goodwood Festival of Speed and Lord March for supporting the hospice in this way,’ she said.