The Chances for Children Electric Vehicle Rally

Buttle UK is excited to announce our first ever Chances for Children Electric Vehicle Rally! Join us for an incredible day of driving and networking within the EV industry. All of which is raising funds for Buttle UK’s Chances for Children grants.

The Chances for Children Electric Vehicle Rally has been postponed to 6th March.

We are thrilled to announce a new date for the Chances for Children EV Rally.

This one-day rally offers a networking event for the EV sector at the famous Goodwood Motor Circuit and drive through the breath-taking countryside of West Sussex, home of the South Downs. All of which is raising funds for Buttle UK’s Chances for Children grants, supporting vulnerable children and young people through the cost-of-living crisis.

We will start the day with a welcome, registration and breakfast, as well as the chance to charge at the newly opened GRIDSERVE Forecourt at Gatwick. Ready to go, you will make a leisurely drive following your event guide towards Goodwood Motor Circuit. We have mapped a scenic route that will take you off the beaten path, while still making sure charge points are well marked, so you can relax and enjoy the drive.

From 11am to 2pm you will have the chance to enjoy an EV only day at Goodwood Motor Circuit. This historic track that has been a showcase for innovation and excellence within the motor vehicle industry and is the only classic racetrack in the world to remain entirely in its original form. You will get a chance to drive parade laps around the famous circuit, making your vehicle a part of this great tradition. Cameras and filming equipment are most welcome. In between laps, you are welcome to grab some lunch, walk around the ground facilities and chat with some of the other rally participants.

In the afternoon, we have a navigational drive that will allow you to explore a bit more of the local area, both in vehicle and on foot, before heading back to the Goodwood Hotel to finish off the event with an end of day reception.

But the day doesn’t have to stop there! You will be warmly welcomed to join us for a special charity dinner at the Goodwood Hotel. Enjoy a delicious three course meal with fellow EV enthusiasts and business leaders.

Special guests to be announced in the lead-up, so watch this page or our social media for more updates.

Join the rally for £200 per vehicle.

Complete registration and payment by 20th December  to receive a 20% discount on vehicle registration.


  • Breakfast
  • Map for journey with charge points
  • Lunch
  • Goodwood and parade laps
  • A range of fun activities

The cost of the charity dinner is in addition to the above, and is £100 per person.

For guests interested in accommodation, it is possible to book into the Goodwood hotel, or we are happy to provide other local recommendations.

If you are interested in registering a team, please use Eventbrite to complete your registration or payment.

If you want to use an alternative method of payment, involve your company in a bigger way, or to discuss sponsorship please get in touch with Adrienne Gregory at


Event partners

Inspired by a Sir David Attenborough documentary, AnnexusEV was founded by Gerard and Jonny Duggan in the summer of 2021. The business was created to provide a solution to the fleet sector’s issue of electrifying fleets, whilst also providing cutting-edge EV charging infrastructure. The pair quickly realised that this issue spread far wide than just the fleet sector.

AnnexusEV now provides their services to individuals and businesses, working with FTSE and NYSE listed clients. Combining a digital first approach with a concierge-style service, AnnexusEV aims to provide elite level service to all of its clients.

The EV Café is this event’s media partner. They come together, at least monthly, with special guests to chat all things EV and low-emission transport. They champion good mental health in the industry and welcome anyone who feels the need to chat. Their YouTube channel, which features a wide range of EV-related videos such as videos dedicated to clean energy, charging infrastructure and new EVs, can be found here.


GRIDSERVE is a tech-enabled sustainable energy business whose purpose is to deliver sustainable energy and move the needle on climate change. It has pioneered a Sun-to-Wheel ecosystem that includes the most advanced hybrid solar + battery farms, award-winning electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and a customer-centric electric vehicle leasing platform.

GRIDSERVE is transforming the EV charging experience and accelerating the decarbonisation of transport with the GRIDSERVE Electric Highway charging network that is supplied by net zero carbon energy. The GRIDSERVE Electric Highway is a national public charging infrastructure covering 85% of the UK’s motorway service areas and some of the UK’s busiest retail destinations. The latest additions to the network include Electric Forecourts® at Braintree and Norwich and an ever-growing number of Electric Super Hubs with 6 to 12 350kW-capable High-Power Chargers.


Mr Bongo is a well-known record label and music distributor specializing in Latin, African, Brazilian, and other global sounds. Founded in 1989 by David Buttle, the company has established itself as a leading force in the film and music industry.  Mr Bongo has been supporting children’s charities in Brazil since 1996, and have been supporting Buttle UK for the last 8 years.