The Caron Keating Foundation
The foundation was set up in memory of Caron, a much loved TV personality who presented programmes such as Blue Peter, This Morning, Top of the Pops and Entertainment Today. It is a family-run foundation set up to assist small cancer charities throughout the UK and last week hosted a kart race challenge raising over £35,000.
Caron sadly lost her battle with breast cancer in 2004, which is when the foundation was set up in her name. It offers grants to all types of cancer charities to fund machinery that can increase the speed of detection, hospice and counselling services. Hosted by Russ Lindsay, Caron’s husband of 14 years, friends and family joined together to remember her and celebrate ten years of the foundation at the kart race challenge on the weekend.
As a friend of Russ, I was invited to attend, along with Grant, Sugababes singer Heidi Range, actor Philip Glenister as well as other guests.
£35,000 raised for Caron’s charity!
Over 100 guests took part in an endurance karting challenge at Daytona, Sandown Park, Surrey. Both amateurs and professionals raced hard and fast in over 20 teams of four. Russ welcomed to the stage Caron’s mother, Gloria Hunniford of Sevenoaks, who was pleased to announce the results of the race. Commenting on the success of the event, Russ Lindsay said: “It was an amazing event and we now hope to repeat it on an annual basis. Between us we have raised over £35,000 for Caron’s charity.
“For those who knew Caron, she loved motorsport and fast cars and would completely approve of raising money for her charity in this way – she was always the one on Blue Peter who got picked to do the fast and dangerous stuff.”
For more info visit: http://www.caronkeating.org/about/