A Leighton Buzzard man is second favourite to win a ‘hurry’ scurry competition at the Herts County Show on May 24.
Kevin White, 54, has been selected to represent Bedfordshire in the three county ‘Hurry’ Scurry Driving Invitation Cup which will see seven competitors attempt to win the Graham Beeson Memorial Cup and £310 in prize money for their chosen charity.
Mr White, who is a senior steward at the show, will be the eldest competitor for the event, which is being held in the Queen’s Jubilee Arena for the first time this year.
Mr White is relying on experience over youth to win and his success in the time trials has led to him being quoted at 3/1, second favourite, to win the cup. He will be cheered-on by wife, Julia, and children Connie, 14, a student at Cedars Upper School, and Bea, 12, a student at Leighton Middle School.
Mr White said: ‘I have taken the opportunity to use the ‘Hurry’ Scurry competition to open up a Just Giving page in order to collect sponsorship for my chosen charity, the Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted and so far, I have raised over £400 from family and friends which I am really pleased about. Even if I do not win the additional cash scurry prize, my efforts on behalf of the Hospice of St Francis will be fully rewarded for this excellent charity.”
He has chosen the hospice in memory of a friend who died of bowel cancer and was looked after by the hospice in his last weeks.
On his Just Giving page, which can be found at www.justgiving.com/KSW60, he said: “You may not have seen scurry racing before, it is a bit like chariot racing, but hopefully not so much blood.
“As I have never done this before I have a crash course booked and I have upped my personal insurance. I think the ponies will be doing all the work at the front and I have just to hang on, very tightly, at the back and lean at the right moment.”