Teams put pedal to metal to complete a go-karting course - all in the same of charity.

A total of 24 teams from 17 businesses took part in the event, for St Clare's Hospice in Hastingwood.

Winning the go-karting race and the St Clare trophy was Palletts Pebbles from The Lyndon Pallett Group, who successfully completed 122 laps in 1:50:13.721.

This will mark the second win for the team, after having taken home the trophy in the 2017 Race Night, too.

The event in total raised £13,000 in vital funding for the charity, which is enough to pay for almost 300 visits from St Clare Hospice at Home nursing assistants.

Corporate partnerships manager at st clare, amy jacobs, said: “Every September, the Corporate Go Karting Race Night is my favourite need-for-speed event of the year.

"It is an honour to host such a fun and exciting event for local businesses throughout West Essex and East Herts.

"We are honoured that 24 teams jumped in the front seat for St Clare to help us raise vital funding to support local people living with a life-limiting illness who need us."

Also attending on the evening was special guest, Katherine Lee, 39, from Epping, a patient of St Clare who was keen to support the event to raise awareness of the extraordinary nature of hospice care.

In July, St Clare Hospice arranged for Katherine, a self-confessed Formula 1 fanatic, to meet her celebrity hero Lewis Hamilton – who coincidentally trained at Rye House Raceway where the charity Go-karting Race Night was hosted.

Businesses who took part are

  • LPL Construction
  • E. Corr
  • Alloy Fabweld
  • Weston Homes
  • Mackness Contracting
  • Nockolds Solicitors
  • Grabking
  • J Day & Son
  • Jack Stanley Homes
  • Loco Energy Drinks
  • Barclays
  • BPH Rail & Civil Engineering
  • C&C Metal Trading
  • C2 Construction
  • The AA
  • Stansted Plant
  • The Lyndon Pallett Group