Microgaming PlayItForward Soapbox Race raises funds for The Fire Fighters Charity


ISLE OF MAN – On 31 August 2019, the Microgaming PlayItForward Soapbox Race returned to Douglas, Isle of Man, for the fifth year to raise funds for The Fire Fighters Charity.

Supported once again by PlayItForward, Microgaming’s staff-led corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, this year’s adrenaline-fueled event raised £2,600 in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity, the UK’s leading provider of rehabilitation and support services for the fire and rescue community.

The fun, family-friendly race saw enthusiastic crowds gather on the streets of the capital to witness the skill and bravery of some of the island’s most intrepid soapbox racers. A field of over 30 fearless drivers took to the slopes in a range of creative karts, racing down Upper Church Street in spectacular fashion, and navigating bone-shattering jumps, inclines and corners.

Last of the summer whine took first place as it sped through the course with great momentum. Leeroy’s Banger came a close second, followed by Black Bush 1 in third and Broken back in the future! in fourth.

Further information on the course, along with photos of previous competitions, can be found at douglassoapbox.com.

This year’s event was bigger and better than ever, featuring more karts, bigger jumps and higher speeds, and it was all made possible through the support of our title sponsor Microgaming PlayItForward, media partner 3FM, and everyone who gave their time, support and sponsorship, including ELS, The Moore Brothers, Cuplas and Newsbeat.

Elliott Moore
Event Organiser

Congratulations to all the daring drivers who braved the slippery slopes of Upper Church Street in their colourful and creative contraptions, wowing the crowds on the day for such a deserving cause. A huge thank you to everyone who helped make the event a success, including organiser Elliott, all of the marshals and 22 of our wonderful PlayItForward volunteers and their families.

Kate Moughtin
Senior CSR Manager at Microgaming