A CANCER charity dedicated to bringing cancer care closer to patients homes via mobile chemotherapy units has been named as one of several charities set to benefit from Castle Combe Circuit's collections this year.

Hope for Tomorrow collected their cheque for £2,520 last week from the collection, which has so far amassed over £44,000 from spectators and drivers.

The circuit began raising money in 1989 after circuit boss Howard Strawford donated gate receipts from car boot sales to charities close to the circuit and this year more than £8,000 will be split between organisations such as the Castle Combe Colts and Yatton Keynell Brownies.

In recent years however, it is the money raised from track days which has generated the most impressive amounts. More than £20,000 was raised from track days organised by Christopher Darwin from Devon, more than £4,000 has been raised for Wiltshire Air Ambulance during race meetings.

Graham Marshallsay, Castle Combe circuit's managing director, said: “We take our involvement with the community very seriously and as well as the impressive sums raised there are lots of other ways we try to help such as with the 119 raffle prize donations we made this year to local charities.

"We like to think we are making a difference.”

Mission Motorsport, who aid the recovery and rehabilitation of those affected by military operations, Wessex Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre and the Stroke Association have become the latest charities to benefit from special track days.