Philippa’s Passion for Racing

 

 

C-Change have supported Philippa for just over a year now. Philippa is her own decision maker and a woman with many passions including the smell of diesel, burning rubber and the buzz of an engine…

Philippa’s father used to drive racing cars and she always loves hearing her Dad talk about this and can remember many stories of his racing days. She has a picture of him in his racing car in her living room as well as one of his old helmets.

Philippa has Epilepsy which has really affected her over the years and unfortunately this has impacted on her being able to drive on the road but she has always been very keen to be involved in Go-Karting.

Philippa said “I would love to show others like me who have disabilities that they can achieve. If you don’t think you can do something because of your disability as you don’t have the confidence, I would say STOP right there! You still have talents… my disability did not stop me… I have been Go-Karting all these years and win races. I had thought I could never be like my dad when he was a racer.”

One of Philippa’s dreams was to be able to do a Grand Prix event at her local Go-Karting centre. It was Philippa’s birthday in March and as this was something that meant a lot to Philippa so her C-Change team supported her to organise this.

Philippa invited the people she wanted to be part of her special event and everyone happily accepted.

On the day Philippa was really excited whereas many of the other 8 people taking part were pretty nervous.

26 laps later and the winner was… Philippa – in joint 1st place with C-Change Area Lead Jules.

Well done Philippa!