News and Media Blog The Kaffirs of Cookham Dean raise £83k We are absolutely astounded by the £83k raised for us by The Kaffirs of Cookham Dean over the last nine years thanks to the huge success of their popular Cookham Dean Gravity Grand Prix! This year marks 10 years of the much loved annual event, and what a fantastic way to celebrate such a milestone than have them down to the base to present a massive cheque to our air crew. The committee met Dr Oli and paramedic Rich who showed them round the new accommodation at the base, training centre and helicopter.Tim Dalziel, a volunteer at TVAA has worked with the Kaffirs Planning Committee for the Gravity Grand Prix since the beginning and says: “It is such a pleasure to be a part of this event, which is loved by the whole community. They are so professional and well organised, I hope the annual event continues for many years to come and raises even more money for our worthy cause.” Kate Martin, Supporter Fundraising Manager at TVAA added: “This is one of the highlights in the events calendar and we are really looking forward to the 10th anniversary this September. Last year was so much fun, some of the karts were really unusual so we have high expectations for this year’s event.” The Gravity Grand Prix, which runs through the centre of the village has become very popular over the years and is watched by several thousand spectators. Up to 30 karts take part, driven downhill only by gravity (after the initial push!). There are no engines, pedals or any other form of mechanical propulsion allowed. The committee is always looking for new, fun and creative entries, so whether you want to take part or come down to support, visit the Gravity Grand Prix website to find out more.