Harpenden woman donates Lewis Hamilton montage to charity

Begona and her children with the Hamilton montage

Begona and her children with the Hamilton montage - Credit: Archant

Currently topping the league as the world’s most marketable sports star, anything associated with F1 driver with Lewis Hamilton is hard to beat.

So a Herts-based charity has plenty of reason to thank a long-time supporter for donating a signed and framed montage of photos of the racing driver.

Begona Camba Abril, from Harpenden, won the valuable prize in a raffle at The Hub Cycle and Coffee Bar in Redbourn recently and has passed it on to the Herts Action on Disability (HAD).

But Begona, originally from north west Spain, admits that if the prize had featured her local motoring hero she might have kept it. She joked: “Yes if it had been signed by Fernando Alonso it might have been different. But I’m happy to hand it over to HAD.”

Herts-born Hamilton is setting a fast pace in this year’s Formula One Drivers’ Championship and is already favourite to take the title he originally won in 2008.

The charity is planning to raffle or auction the item in the near future. Anyone who would like to make a bid for it can contact the charity’s fundraising chairman Paul Bishop on 07973 237162.

HAD provides a number of key services for older and disabled people including mobility equipment, accessible transport and driving lessons and assessments. For more information visit www.hadnet.org.uk or telephone 01707 324581.