Derek Bell to headline Le Mans charity evening

| 18 May 2016

Five-times Le Mans winner Derek Bell is poised to be the star attraction at a La Sarthe-themed evening to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. 

The legendary racer will be joined by fellow hot-shoe Richard Attwood at host Hexagon Classics’ brand-new Finchley premises on 5 July, where a question and answer session with the drivers will be held. In addition to getting up close and personal with such racing luminaries, guests will also have the chance to inspect a host of historic competition cars and bid in a charity auctions hosted by Coys’ Chris Routledge. 

“I’m thrilled that Derek Bell MBE will star at our charity evening this July,” said chairman of Hexagon Classics Paul Michaels. “He’s the most successful British racer ever at Le Mans – a mans who has won the event an incredible five times, at the wheel of some of the most beautiful Porsche competition cars of all time. He’s also raced in F1 and he’s raced for us too back in 1977. With Richard Attwood confirmed as well – and more names to be revealed – our guests are in for a fantastic evening of stories.”

“More importantly, though, this evening will raise money for a charity that is very close to my heart. My granddaughter owes her life to the care she received while at Great Ormond Street and I am so happy that we will be able to give something back to this great hospital – and the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals too – helping them to continue their incredible work. Last summer’s celebration of Ayrton Senna raised £72,000 and we have every intention of eclipsing that incredible figure.”

Tickets for the event are priced at £195, and will include a selection of food from Michelin star chef Christian Honor. Email or call 07711 169 111 to reserve your place.