Children put extra 'go' into go-kart
13 August 2015 I The Wharf
Beaming smiles shone from behind the wheels of wooden cars as London Play hosted Go Kart Build and Race with motorsport legend John Surtees.
Mudchute Farm on the Isle of Dogs acted as a mechanics' yard and then racetrack for the charity's event at the weekend.
Around 150 eager youngsters arrived in east London to create vehicles from wood, wheels and metal with a time limit of four hours. Mudchute's Muddy Wheels took the title. Before presenting the trophy Mr Surtees said: "What I saw as I walked around the field was all of you putting your heads together with your hands, and that is a wonderful thing."
Corporate volunteers from Canary Wharf firms including JLL, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Canary Wharf Group also lent a hand.