ARE you ‘Donegal’s Best at the Driving Test’? Would you pass the driving test today? The Swilly Group is giving you an opportunity to demonstrate you driving skills against the best in Donegal, all for a good cause, to raise funds for Cancer Patient Support and Research through the Relay for Life charity campaign.
As part of a fund raising day, the staff and students of the Letterkenny based training company, the Swilly Group, are running what promises to be an action packed Relay for Life fun day on Friday, May 10, from 10am to 4pm. Everyone is welcome on the day and invited to participate in one of the 5 events taking place.
Donegal’s best at the Driving test will give participants a chance to complete a mock driving test conducted by one of the Swilly Group senior instructors.
Your driving will be scored on the official driving test marking sheet and you will get feedback on whether you would have passed or failed, had you sat the national car driving test.
Local celebrities such as Dessie Larkin (Town and County Councillor), Enda Nicholls (Arena 7), Mura Browne (Browne Solicitors), Alison McMonagle (Home Instead), Manus Kelly (Tailored Facility Solutions and Rally Driver), Paddy Mullen (County Council Engineer) and Oisin Kelly (Highland Radio) have already put their names forward. Places are still available if you fancy your chances.
As well as the driving test event, there will be 4 other events taking place on the day to help raise funds for the Relay for Life cause. The Swilly Group team will be operating the “Drive me Crazy” obstacle course to the rear of the building.
Participants will get an opportunity to demonstrate their driving skills inside a closed environment and receive an overall score for their efforts. This event may provide the definitive answer to the questions ‘Are women really better drivers than the men’?
The Swilly Group will have a number of their driving school dual controlled Lorries available on the day if you want to have a go at driving a lorry. This will be in an enclosed area under the supervision of one of their senior ADIs.
You can also have your car washed and a basic check done on the fluid levels. At 1pm there will be a charity walk leaving the Swilly Group Building up business park road, down by the hospital, down De Valera Road, past Oatfield, up Gortlee and back to the Swilly Group Building. The walk will last around 30 minutes and is just less than 3 km (mostly downhill).
Tea Coffee and Scones, kindly prepared and served by the students from the Swilly Group Healthcare and Childcare courses, will be served all day as the events are taking place.
If you would like to participate in any of the events, come a long on the day and you will not be disappointed. For pre booking call the Swilly Group offices on (074) 91 51212 or email Karl at email@example.com. As Noel would say himself ‘Don’t say you weren’t tould’!
This is John's first trip to the World Championships where he will come up against full-time professionals.