Driving school to lead a leg on charity relay

JessiCar, ready for Children in Need.
JessiCar, ready for Children in Need.

A Boston driving school will be lending its support to the BBC’s annual Children in Need campaign next week by leading a leg of its ‘Big Learner Relay’.

This two-week event features driving schools relaying a top box – the kind that instructors have on the roof of their cars – from one driving lesson to another around the UK. The relay starts today (Wednesday) in Northern Ireland and finishes in Liverpool, on Friday, November 17 – Children in Need day.

On Monday, November 6, JessiCar Driving School will be the lead car on the leg from Boston to Spalding.

Jessica Wilkinson, 38, who runs the school, has set up a JustGiving page for people to sponsor a spot on the business’ car at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/big-learner-relay-boston

She said: “I was keen to take the position on as one of my close friends’ son, Oliver, has type 1 diabetes and Children in Need support this and (the type 1 diabetes charity) JDRF.”

Jessica will be joined by two other local instructors who will travel with her in convoy, Jeanette Murphy, of Jet’s Driving School, and Louay Razik, of SuperDrive.