After finding out his granddaughter, Emilia, had a serious congenital heart defect, Mick Dunderdale started to think about ways he could raise funds to thank those who saved her life. He chose…BANGER RACING!

Halloween Banger Meeting
Eddie Wright Raceway

Emilia’s parents told us a bit about their daughters story…

After finding out about our daughters condition we were obviously devastated, distraught and nervous about what was coming.


After getting our heads around it somewhat, the nearer the day came when we had go to the hospital for Emilia to have her surgery the more we were panicking. But every experience we had – from getting the first diagnosis from Dr Brown to having our consultation with Mr Jaber – they made us feel nothing but as positive and as calm as they could.


The same can be said for everyone on Ward L51 pre and post-surgery and everyone on L47 (PICU). The care they gave Emilia, everything they did for her and us was nothing short of amazing.


They couldn’t have done more to make her and us comfortable through the whole process.

We could never thank them enough for what they’ve done for us, saving our little girls life.


We will be forever grateful and no amount of money will be enough but we are so happy to have contributed towards a great cause so they can carry on doing what they do and save lives.

Mick Dunderdale, Emilia’s Grandad said:

After Emilia’s heart surgery I was trying to think of a way we could raise funds for the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund which was a little different. I organise banger racing at Eddie Wright raceway in Scunthorpe and so I thought what better way than to do that?


The Halloween meeting is are largest we do there with children’s fancy dress, face painting, fairground rides and a massive firework display (which is one of the largest and best around!) And then we throw in a great afternoon’s banger racing with the highlight been the 3 wheeler gold roof championship! If you have never seen this it is a must and you will not be disappointed!


We are going to run this event every year now to raise funds for CHSF and we will offer any family whose children that has had surgery through Leeds free entrance to next year’s event – Saturday 31 October 2020.

We will be supported by the charity’s own Katie Bear and Lisa Williams. as as we were this year.  If you would like to attend please just let Lisa know and I will organise the rest!


I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the drivers, staff and everybody that helped out on the day. We couldn’t have done what we did without them all! I hope to see you all next year at this great event!


Thanks, Mick

(Also on behalf of Robert & Gail Godfrey, Track Owners at Eddie Wright Raceway, Scunthorpe)

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