MORE than 80 Suffolk youngsters pulled on racesuits and helmets at the weekend to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of a popular activity centre in Martlesham.
To mark its 10th anniversary, Beacon Rally Karts offered any children preparing for their own imminent birthday, and some other lucky competition entrants, to join them for a free karting session, a barbecue, and a generous helping of birthday cake!
The response led to 13 ‘parties’ taking place at the Martlesham track during Saturday, including race ‘drivers’ between six and 14 years of age.
Louise Abbott, who launched the business as a farm diversification project in 2002 with husband Phil, said: “We were determined we couldn’t let the occasion pass by without a proper celebration, and we were thrilled with the amount of youngsters who wanted to come and mark the day with us.
“The weather turned out to be fabulous for us and each and every youngster said what a great time they had had and how they couldn’t wait to come back.”
Beacon Rally Karts caters for a wide variety of corporate and social groups and has seen thousands through its gates since launching on land previously used for growing vegetables.
Louise added: “We feel enormously proud that we made the brave decision to diversify in this way and have made such a success of the business over a challenging period for the UK economy.
“The special anniversary party was a great way to celebrate how far we’ve come, and to look ahead to some even more exciting plans which are on the cards for Beacon Rally Karts in the future.”