The Childrens’ Hospital Day at Volvo Cars has become a popular tradition. For the sixth consecutive year, Volvo Cars Experience invited children from the Childrens’ Hospital in Gothenburg to spend a day full of action, activities and fun together with people from Volvo Cars. They do this together with their families and staff from the hospital. The day, which is aimed at creating fun and distraction for the children is organised jointly by Volvo Cars Experience and the Childrens Hospital Foundation’s enthusiastic fund raiser Thomas Gedda. Fun for the family, with activities aimed at the children but not less enjoyed by their parents. For the first time in six years, the day offered t-shirt and shorts weather.The C30 in the background belongs to P-O Olsson, one of the members of the famous Volvo Hällered two-wheel team who thrilled the visitors with his skills on two wheels.
At Volvo Cars, the children – aged between 1 and 15 years – experience new and exciting things, many of them usually only intended for grown-ups, customers and media. This year, the programme for the day contained activities like a special factory visit, riding in a car driven on two wheels, riding in a car on a see-saw, lapping the Demo track in the passenger seat of Polestar Volvos, driven by the Polestar Volvo racing drivers, rides in new police cars,fresh from the Volvo SVS factory and ready for delivery. It was also possible to experience a pair of brand new giant Volvo trucks from the driver’s seat.. It was not difficult to get the children into the Polestar Volvos driven by professional racing drivers Fredrik Ekblom and Thed Björk. The ride of a lifetime for most children, and for grown-ups too. Speed is always fascinating, for young and old alike.
Exciting rides were also offered – by Volvo Cars Heritage – in four Volvo classics: An 1800E, a 164E, an Amazon sedan and maybe the most popular of them all, a police version Amazon estate from 1969, complete with red lights and siren, driven by ‘chief constable’ Claes Rydholm.
The barbecue was kept hot all day, everyone was happy and the sun was shining. For the first time in six years! About 100 people, both children and parents, took the opportunity to do things that only Volvo Cars can offer and hopefully got some nice and interesting memories to bring back, together with the little gift bag all children received. ‘Chief constable’ Claes Rydholm from Volvo Cars Heritage, a serious representative of the law, took children and parents for exciting rides in his time-machine, a 1969 Amazon police car, and telling his passengers not to make a habit out of riding in police cars.