Chris Evans roars into Longleat for Ferrari Charity Run
By wp_alistair | Thursday, June 28, 2012, 06:57
BBC Radio 2 DJ, Chris Evans is set to roar into Longleat today, Thursday 28 June, as part of the 'Children in Need Drive and Dine extravaganza'.
Chris Evans at Longleat last year with his Ferraris
Chris will be arriving at around 3pm with seven lucky couples who have bid for the chance to drive seven Ferraris.
The convoy of cars set off from Chris' home in Berkshire, and is stopping off at various locations along the way including Longleat Safari & Adventure Park before winding up at a luxury hotel in the New Forest.
Last November, seven generous souls (and their co-drivers) donated over half a million pounds to Children in Need, in exchange for the ride of their lives in seven magnificent Ferraris.
The intrepid travellers set off in convoy from chez Evans - and are set to drive around some of the most picturesque country lanes in Wiltshire, Berkshire, Hampshire and Dorset.
The third official stop of the day will be at Longleat Safari & Adventure Park where Chris Evans along with his seven auction-winning drivers will park up outside the front steps of Longleat House for a short picnic and a chance to take in the beauty of the 900-acre estate.
A group of historical costume characters will be on hand to greet him along with a selection of birds of prey and some snakes as part of an impromptu 'meet the creatures' event.