Gordon and Lucy Robertson: The Long Way Doune

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
More than £17,000 raised for the Ninewells Cancer Campaign
We were delighted to welcome Gordon Robertson, his wife Andrea and
seven-year old daughter Lucy from Doune in Perthshire to the Jacqui Wood
Cancer Centre to present a cheque for £17,494.54 to the Ninewells Cancer
Campaign. Gordon, Chief Driving Consultant at the Porsche Experience
Centre, Silverstone, was diagnosed with a rare inherited medullary thyroid
cancer in 2012.  Unfortunately, Lucy was found to have inherited the same
genetic abnormality, meaning that thyroid removal was advised to minimise
the chance of her developing the disease in the future. Lucy had
successful surgery at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee and is thankfully now
fighting fit and desperately wants to become a nurse - or possibly a
research scientist after her recent visit to the Jacqui Wood Cancer Centre!
Determination to create something positive from their experience, Gordon
was inspired to head a charity appeal to raise funds to support cancer
research in Dundee, while celebrating  the 50th Anniversary of the most
iconic Porsche of them all - the 911. Gordon and the team at Porsche GB
have recently completed 'The Long Way Doune: Porsche 911 50th Anniversary
Charity UK Tour'. With Lucy in the passenger seat, in July 2013 Gordon
piloted the 1965 Porsche 911 Project 50 race car from his home in Doune,
Perthshire, to Goodwood Racing Circuit in Hampshire, visiting nine of the
UK's finest racing circuits and covering 1500 miles in three days. Gordon
and Lucy were joined by various VIP guest drivers along the way, including
Vicky Butler-Henderson, Mark Webber and The Stig, making a truly
remarkable journey.
Photo with thanks to Kris Miller, DC Thomson/The Courier