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One Hundred Membership Celebrity Supercar Challenge 2011 leaves Cobham

PUBLISHED: 09:49 10 June 2011 | UPDATED: 09:58 10 June 2011

Supercar Challenge

Joe Swash and Brooke Kinsella

Supercar Challenge Joe Swash and Brooke Kinsella

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Anti knife crime campaigner Brooke Kinsella was among a host of celebrities who set off this morning for the unique One Hundred Supercar Challenge to raise money for charity.

Several cars worth more than £2 million in total left from the picturesque Leather Bottle pub, Cobham, for this third annual event which will see contestants take part in a series of challenges on the 1000 mile four day event.

Other famous faces taking part include music legend Chesney Hawkes, Stricly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole, Eastenders actor and TV presenter Joe Swash and Hollyoaks and CSI Miami actor Marcus Patrick,

They are currently driving a range of supercars from a Corvette worth up to £300,000, Aston Martin and Maserati from Cobham, to Paris, through Le Mans and back to London.

Brooke Kinsella, whose brother Ben died after a knife attack almost three years ago, is leading ‘Team Ben’ with Joe Swash and two friends in a white Range Rover.

She said: “We are raising money for the Ben Kinsella Trust. This month it is three years since we lost Ben.

“I am still heavily involved in campaigning and in October we launch the trusts big exhibition going in to schools and prisons to raise awareness and tackle knife crime.”

Speaking about the challenge she added: “I have not been involved in anything like this before, the biggest car I have driven is a Beetle. I’m quite petrified, Joe is the worst passenger and presses any button, I may get ejected.”

See The Reporter out on Thursday for a full round-up and how they got on.

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