Dream ride raises £35,000 for charity

A ServiceMaster Clean franchise owner with a passion for speed has helped to raise £35,000 for charity at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham.

Darren Smee, director at ServiceMaster Clean Mid-Cornwall is also a member of the Sporting Bears Motor Club, a group of classic car and sports car enthusiast with the primary aim of raising money for children’s charities across the UK, including the Scottish Association for Children with Heart Diseases, Derian House Children’s Charity, Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, Steps Conductive Education Centre, Tiny Tim’s Children Centre, NARA The Breathing Charity, Sullivan’s Heroes and Little Troopers.

Darren, alongside a number of The Sporting Bears members, will be offering a 10-mile Dream Ride in his 1997, 3-litre twin turbo, 400bhp, Toyota Supra to visitors in return for a donation to this years’ charity.

“I’ve been a member of The Sporting Bears since 2013 and I always look forward to taking part in the Dream Rides events. Our passengers always have a fantastic time, the cars receive a great reception and we are giving something back at the same time,” Darren said.

At the Classic Motor Show 2016, the club raised over £40,000 and since launching in 1989, has raised in excess of £2million.

ServiceMaster Clean Mid Cornwall provide carpet and upholstery cleaning for domestic and commercial properties and reactive cleaning services following emergencies.