September 27, 2021

Charitable donations enable Maidenhead karting track to give free access to more families

Absolutely Karting in Maidenhead is able to give more children and young adults with additional needs the opportunity to enjoy the thrill of go karting for free after receiving an additional specially adapted twin-seat kart.

The kart gives young people as much or as little control as they choose whilst being driven around the track by an Absolutely Karting instructor.

These sessions are run by Absolutely Together, which is part of the Absolutely Leisure Group, a registered charity, working with families who have children and young adults with additional needs. It aims to put thousands of smiles on faces across the area by giving them free access to leisure activities they can take part in as a family – something that is not always possible due to financial or physical restrictions.

Following a donation to Absolutely Together from the Louis Baylis Charitable Trust and the Wooden Spoon charity, Absolutely Karting has been able to restart its programme that provides free karting sessions every Saturday morning to the families that Absolutely Together works with. As the track is now fully open again, Absolutely Karting is delighted to be welcoming drivers back, and thanks to the twin-seat kart, every member of the family is able to race against each other.

Matt Schofield, Venue Manager at Absolutely Karting in Maidenhead, commented:

“Now we have two twin-seat karts at the track, and have received the donation to enable us to restart our free karting programme, we’re able to provide karting sessions to more families in our area. Those supported by Absolutely Together often struggle to find activities to help get a family member with additional needs active, and everyone at Absolutely Karting enjoys welcoming these families and giving them an experience they can all enjoy together.

“Thanks to Absolutely Together, the Wooden Spoon charity and the Louis Baylis Charitable Trust. It’s the efforts of all these organisations which have enabled us to continue to offer karting; the support really will make a difference to families across our area.”

Families who would like to enjoy free karting every Saturday morning at Absolutely Karting Maidenhead simply need to contact them to book a space.