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Driver Dan raises £1,650 after hair chop

By Cheadle Post and Times  |  Posted: April 20, 2014

  • Dan Lucas before he had his long locks cut off for charity.

  • Dan Lucas presenting a cheque to Judith Trowers of the Douglas MacMillan Hospice.

  • Dan Lucas presenting a cheque to chairman of Fords Care, Dave Pierce.

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A CAR racing driver has handed over donations to two charities.

Dan Lucas, who lives in Kingsley, near Cheadle, had his long locks cut off last season and also raced in the figure of eight fixture in a personally customised stretched Ford Mondeo; all in a bid to raise cash for charity.

Last week 38-year-old Dan handed over cheques of £825 each to Judith Trowers on behalf of the Douglas MacMillan Hospice and to chairman of Fords Care, Dave Pierce.

The aims of the charity Fords Care is the prevention and relief of hardship due to racing injury, and moral support to injured race drivers and people involved in Oval Racing Council International.

Dan has been racing at Hi-Edge Raceway, near Buxton since the age of 16 and has won the Northern and Midland Caravan Race Championship at the track on three occasions.

He has also been a contender at tracks, Tarmac and Shale, far afield as Warton, Lancs to Arena Essex including Birmingham Wheels Raceway and Chesterton.

As well as competing at Hednesford in bus racing and the civil w4rs as part of the Northern Army, he was winner of the Truck Grand Prix which was sponsored by British HGV Training Group.

Dan said: "Thanks go to hairdresser, Alistair Goodwin from Cheadle, who travelled to the Raceway for the occasion to cut off my long locks.

"I donated my hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides wigs for children suffering hair loss.

"Thanks go to all who helped in the sponsorship including Klarius, Autoline Salvage and A & A Silences."

On Easter Bank Holiday Monday Daniel will be racing again at Buxton Raceway in their first ever 'Bus Race'.

The meeting will start at 1pm with a parade of buses. There will be two heats, a Grand Final and Demolition Derby included in the afternoons racing entertainment.

Plus the following week at Stoke Speedway, Chesterton, Dan will be taking part in the Stan Wood's Memorial pre 70s in a 1957 Daimler Conquest.

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