Donington's Dunlop Bridge to be auctioned
The Dunlop Bridge was a fixture of Donington Park for 30 years before a revamp of the circuit saw it out of commission. A deal signed with the Goodwood Revival will see the bridge auctioned on 15 September, with funds raised to be donated to local Leicestershire and Rutland charity, Hope for Cancer. Established in 1977, like its close counterpart at Le Mans, the bridge became a landmark as part of Donington Park’s rich racing history, which hosted some of the world’s most watched races, including British Tour Car Championship and MotoGP action.
The charity, which was launched in 2002 by the late Allison Wilson CBE, has funded over 28 research projects for numerous cancer related conditions; Hope for Cancer inspires others to create solutions for the benefit of all and Dunlop says it is delighted that the auction of this bridge will help to further this vision. Dunlop has a longstanding history with charity support and has donated over £300,000 to charities since 2008.
Kate Rock, Consumer and Brand PR manager, comments: “We are proud of the legacy of Dunlop but we are even more excited for the future ahead, we continue to put people first and this new chapter for the bridge signifies the continuity of that message.”