Humber Bridge Soapbox Derby, Humberside
The Humber Bridge Soapbox Derby was inaugurated by Hessle Town Council and South Ferriby Parish Council in the summer of 2012 as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
It is for amateur teams to enter their handmade carts and have some fun, win prizes and raise money for charity. In 2012 in excess of £4,000 was raised for Help for Heroes and in 2013 a similar amount was raised for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
The Soapboxes descend from the deck of one of the UK’s most iconic landmarks, The Humber Bridge, on a closed road lined by spectators and into the tourist viewing area. Your Soapbox can be made of any material and teams are made up of school and academy entrants, businesses and private individuals. Creative and crazy designs are actively encouraged, as are business entries with company logos and branding displayed. There are several prizes awarded by businesses to encourage fund raising. The main prize, for the most sponsorship raised, being a mini cruise from Hull to either Bruges or Amsterdam courtesy of one of our sponsors, P&O Ferries.
Rules, entry forms, etc., will be available on http://www.humberbridgesoapbox.co.uk/ from 2nd week in January 2015.