Snow White and Sleeping Beauty were two unlikely participants in a recent rally driving challenge for The Christie.
Sisters Zoe (25) and Chloe (20), both from Sandbach, teamed up to help fundraise for The Christie at Macclesfield in memory of two aunts, Sandra Jones and Angela Millington, who had both died since 2017.
Mechanic Zoe (Snow White) and motorsport management and logistics student Chloe (Sleeping Beauty) took part in the rally in Wales which consisted of eight laps of a 6.4 mile course over different terrains including tarmac, gravel, grass and mud. They have so far raised £306.
Both aunts, who the sisters did the challenge in memory of, were avid motorsports fans and had urged Zoe and Chloe to race together.
The aunts were both diagnosed with terminal cancer around Christmas 2015. Sandra was initially diagnosed with melanoma in her thumb, which she was treated for, but the cancer later spread to her lungs. Following chest pains, Angela was diagnosed with lung cancer, which had spread into her bones. Sandra sadly passed away after a long and difficult fight on 18 July 2017. Angela survived longer, until 06 May 2019.
Chloe is a rally driver and Zoe is involved in rally marshalling. As well as wanting to raise money for The Christie at Macclesfield, the sisters wanted to raise awareness of women in motorsport, so they dressed as Disney princesses for the day, gaining a lot of interest from competitors and spectators. This was the first time they had decided to fundraise for The Christie
Zoe said: “We did this challenge in memory of our beautiful and inspirational aunts, Sandra and Angela. They always wanted us to team up to drive in a rally.
“Both had the most amazing care from The Christie. The support they received was second to none and they never had a bad word to say about the staff or the treatment. The staff did everything they could to make sure they were well looked after and comfortable, and they looked after the rest of our family emotionally too.”
“Having The Christie at Macclesfield would have made a huge difference to both aunts and the rest of our family, saving us all from long drives and tiring days at a time when we were most distressed.”
To find out more about The Christie at Macclesfield appeal and the ways you can support it please contact The Christie charity on 0161 446 3988 or visit www.christies.org/macclesfield