For those of you who may have missed it, we launched this year's CarFest on 20th November with an amazing party at Virgin Radio, where Chris Evans, hosted a special breakfast celebration. We took over the 17th floor at News UK offices and transformed the space into a mini festival with circus performers, hula hooping, half life-sized cars and more… all with fantastic views overlooking London. 200 guests, including CarFest’s buddies, competition winners, festival partners, the UK Children’s Charities supported by the funds raised by CarFest and members of the celebrity CarFest family joined us to look forward to 2020!.
Chris carried on hosting the show throughout the morning, but was helped out by our fave supporter Sharleen Spiteri, with special guests James Martin, Beverley Knight and Angellica Bell popping in to the studio and party to keep them company.
Giant cheques totalling £2,502,724, raised by CarFest 2019, were given to the UK Children’s Charities supported by CarFest 2019, including BBC Children in Need, Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, Teenage Cancer Trust, Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, Starlight Children’s Foundation and charities nominated by the winners and runners up of The Sun’s ‘Who Cares Wins’ Awards.
A massive 'Thank You' to everyone who came to CarFest in 2019 and helped raise funds for all of our charities, and a further Thank You to all of you who have already bought tickets for 2020 and started our new fundraising journey with a bang!