Rolls-Royce Caters to Tiny, Non-Licensed Drivers
No one likes being in the hospital, especially kids.
So, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has created a way to lessen the stress for young patients at St. Richards Hospital Pediatric Day Surgery Unit located in Chichester, West Sussex, England. These young, yet unlicensed drivers will now have the opportunity to take the wheel of the Rolls-Royce SRH, a pint-sized luxury vehicle, to get to surgery quickly and in style. And, don’t worry–the halls of the Pediatric Unit corridors have been equipped with traffic signs to keep drivers and pedestrians safe at all times.
The stunning Rolls-Royce SRH was engineered by the Bespoke Manufacturing Team who invested over 400 off-the-clock man hours to its creation.
The fine ride sports a two-tone paint-scheme of Salamanca Blue and Andalusian White and a St. James Red coachline. Despite its size, this luxury vehicle definitely has power. The car can reach a top speed of 10 mph due to its 24-volt gel battery. (For a slower yet still amazing ride, the car’s speed can be set to reach four mph at most). Of course, since it is a Rolls Royce, it delivers a smooth, quiet driving experience.
According to Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Lawrie Mewse, project leader of the Rolls-Royce SRH, said, “I am immensely proud of what the team has achieved. This project showcases the amazing skills and technology that exist in the Bespoke Manufacturing Team and across every area at the Home of Rolls Royce here at Goodwood. However, the most important thing is giving back to the local community and having a positive impact for children and their parents during their time in hospital.”
This one-of-kind ride is a special treat for young patients and a welcome addition to the hospital.
“It’s wonderful seeing a smiley face on the way to theatre, rather than an apprehensive one, and everyone caring for children at St. Richard’s is so grateful to Rolls-Royce for this unique donation. We know boys and girls alike will love driving it, and in the coming years, it will help turn a daunting experience into a more fun and enjoyable one for hundreds and hundreds of children,” said Sue Nichols, pediatric matron at Western Sussex Hospitals NSH Foundation Trust, as reported by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
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