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– Leading lawn care provider renews its Official Partner status
– Cholmondeley Castle RallyFest in association with GreenThumb
– Enhancing the spectator experience at the famous Cheshire venue
– Advance adult tickets on sale for just £20 – buy now!

Dayinsure Wales Rally GB is delighted to announce that GreenThumb is expanding its partnership with Britain’s round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) which takes place in North Wales from 28-30 October. The UK’s leading lawn care company will focus its activity on the family-friendly RallyFest event, staged at the new venue of Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire.

Saturday’s Cholmondeley Castle RallyFest in association with GreenThumb is designed to provide visitors with an accessible entry to the spectacular world of the WRC. The RallyFest has proved a popular addition to the event’s itinerary, allowing the stars and cars to get close to the fans away from the Welsh forests that stage the majority of the competitive action.

This year’s move to Cholmondeley Castle – a venue already well-known to motoring enthusiasts – is the first stage of the event to be held in England since 1999. GreenThumb is working with the organisers to deliver some exciting activation plans that will further enhance the day-long family-friendly spectator experience.

In addition to fairground rides, car displays and other attractions, GreenThumb’s activities will include a wealth of entertainment for all ages including face painting, a graffiti wall, giant games, Scalextric, a selfie mirror plus a test of strength. There will also be a craft corner where children can take home their creations along with balloons and wristbands. GreenThumb’s charismatic and colourful campervan ‘Flora’ will also be present together with the company’s eye-catching racing lawn mower.

“This year’s RallyFest at Cholmondeley Castle is shaping up to a massive success,” enthused Ben Taylor, Managing Director of Wales Rally GB. “The castle and its grounds are easily accessible and the layout is perfect to host a world class event like this.

“More importantly, we are thrilled that GreenThumb’s return is further evidence of the benefits Wales Rally GB can bring, not only to the region but as a platform for local business engagement. As an event, we are proud to raise funds for local charities, bring economic benefits to the area and inspire local students; the event works at many different levels within the community to deliver hugely positive impacts,” said Taylor.

“GreenThumb is very proud to be part of Wales Rally GB” stated David Griffiths, Managing Director of GreenThumb Ltd. “It is fantastic to be sponsoring such an iconic event, making our 30th milestone anniversary all the more illustrious.

“One of our goals is to support the community in which our Head Office is located and where GreenThumb began in 1986. Our partnership provides GreenThumb with a unique opportunity for us to showcase our premier lawn care treatments. GreenThumb specialises in all aspects of lawn care to create lush, green and weed-free lawns. From seasonal treatments, moss control and various lawn problems, GreenThumb has a solution for all lawns. With Wales Rally GB’s reputation and avid public following made it perfect sense for GreenThumb to be involved.”

Tickets for the family-friendly Cholmondeley Castle RallyFest in association with GreenThumb are available now for just £20* (including a programme priced at £9) and – acknowledging the half-term date – accompanied children aged 15 and under are admitted free of charge.

Full ticket information for the RallyFest and the other 21 competitive timed sections set in the legendary Welsh forests can be found on the website.

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