Each year in August, this year on Thursday 17th, Popham Airfield near Basingstoke in Hampshire hosts a Starlight Foundation Day.

For those who have not come across the Starlight Foundation before, it is a charity dedicated to brightening the lives of seriously and terminally ill children. At Popham Airfield, around 400 children are given rides in light aircraft, helicopters, hovercraft, on motorbikes, fire engines, police cars and more. They are accompanied by their families and in many cases medical helpers. Many will be brought out of hospital especially for the event.

This year the event comes between the Rhone Raid and the World Championships with the result that some members who have come along in previous years will be away. So a cry for help is going out to anyone who would like to come along, with or without hovercraft. Rides are given between about 12.00 and 17.00.

If you do come, then if like me, at the end of the day you will feel completely drained physically and emotionally but with a real sense that you have done something very rewarding.

If interested please contact Bob Beech on 01425 610775 or robertf.beech(at)btopenworld(dot)com for further details and directions.