Second Scarcliffe Soapbox Derby is a runaway success!

Competitors raced through Scarcliffe to raise a whopping £3,580 for children and young people with cancer.

Second Scarcliffe Soapbox Derby is a runaway success!

For the second year running the village of Scarcliffe in Derbyshire played host to the Scarcliffe Soapbox Derby. Throughout the day the village saw many of the homemade karts crash, collide and career down the course towards the finish line.  

Over the two years it has been held, the event has raised over £16,500 which has been split between their chosen charities, CLIC Sargent and Ashgate Hospice.

Fantastic spectacle

Andy Poulter, of the Scarcliffe Soapbox Derby Committee, said: “The 2016 Scarcliffe Soapbox Derby was a great success and a fantastic spectacle for both entrants and spectators. 

“Building on the success of the inaugural event held in the previous year, 40 teams had tremendous fun racing down Main Street.

“There was a closely fought battle for first place, some spectacular crashes and a lot of laughs with many of the teams in fancy dress.

“The organisers of the event were delighted to support CLIC Sargent again this year and really hope the money raised will help the charity to continue to deliver the fantastic services it provides.”

So grateful

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Blaine Cooper-Jones said: "Not only is the Scarcliffe Soapbox Derby a great event and a fantastic day out, it has raised such a fantastic amount for the 115 young cancer patients CLIC Sargent supports across Derbyshire and the East Midlands.

"The £3,587 raised for CLIC Sargent this year could pay for three families to stay for a month at Billy’s House, CLIC Sargent’s Home from Home in Nottingham. 

“We are so grateful to the organisers and to the fantastic community of Scarcliffe.”

Find out more

To find out how you can organise your own event for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Blaine Cooper-Jones on 01509 673 508 or email: