Dagenham patient, 13, enjoys VIP Formula One trip

PUBLISHED: 10:27 12 July 2013 | UPDATED: 10:30 12 July 2013

Regan Topping with Finnish racing driver Kimi Räikkönen

Regan Topping with Finnish racing driver Kimi Räikkönen

Eamonn McCormack

A teenage cerebral palsy patient who has been through numerous operations was in pole position as a VIP guest at the Formula 1 British Grand Prix.

Regan Tipping, 13, who has been receiving treatment Great Ormond Street Hospital since she was two, joined a small group of fellow patients fanatical about Formula 1 for the lifetime experience.

Regan, who lives in Dagenham, was able to watch a number of practice sessions as part of the trip to Silverstone on June 28, which was organised by the hospital.

Regan’s father, Nick, said: “As a family words cannot describe how we feel about the hospital and the help the staff provide. They are the reason Great Ormond Street Hospital is the best hospital in the world and we thank everybody there for their help.”

Great Ormond Street has an ongoing relationship between Formula 1 and Earlier in the week an F1 Party was held at Old Billingsgate in London, raising over £320,000 in vital funds for the hospital.

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