Better Driver Training Support the Big Learner Relay (BLR) 2018

Learn to Drive in a spotty car and sponsor a spot

What is the Big Learner Relay for Children in Need?

On BBC Children in Need night driving instructor Louise Walsh had a big idea. She wondered what driving schools around the country could do to help Children in Need while teaching learner drivers. That was the moment the BLR (Big Learner Relay) was born.

Starting with big dreams but small expectations she rallied troops across the country to create a relay of driving lessons passing a charity headboard between them. By the end of the first event the relay had raised over £89,000! Far exceeding anybodies wildest dreams! From that moment we were hooked, and have continued to offer full support every year since.

How to donate to Big Learner Relay

What is the Big Learner Relay for Children in Need?

Now in it's 5th year it has relayed around race tracks, through national treasures and even a safari park! This year (2018) has seen it receive OFFICIAL status as a Partner to the BBC Children in Need, a relationship that is set to grow from strength to strength. It has changed lives, changed an industry and done far reaching good touching many peoples lives in and outside the world of learning to drive.

We invite you to donate to the cause by texting the 2018 donation code and your desired amount -  'BEEP85 10' (This would donate £10, your operator may charge a carrier fee) to 70070 Full details available on the BBC Children in Needs Big Learner Relay website.

How do Better Driver Training get involved?

We do everything we can, and love every minute of it!

Chris Bensted and Ian Brett are the official 'Pudcasters' for the BLR. Delivering regular updates and insights as the relay makes its way around the country. This year this will include a day in Jersey and a return visit to the instructors in Northern Ireland.

Chris is also the official Big Learner Relay lyricist, providing special BLR lyrics every year to a well known song. Since 2017 he has arranged and recorded with the BLR Singers to bring everyone together in musical synchronicity.... Well, we try!

The Better Driver Trainers spot up their cars, attend multiple relay legs and raise money from pupil, friend, family and business donations during the event.

Learn to Drive in a spotty car and sponsor a spot
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Better Driver Training Support the Big Learner Relay (BLR) 2018