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This Mini Rolls-Royce SRH Brings Joy to a Children’s Hospital!

7 March 2017

This Rolls-Royce SRH was built for Saint Richard’s Hospital to Fulfill a Wonderful Cause

The Rolls-Royce SRH was built for Saint Richard’s Hospital to give sick children a reason to smile.

Mini cars aren’t a new thing right now you find them like everywhere if you want to give your child a reason to smile or to be like a mini you. But this Rolls-Royce SRH is different because it is made for a great cause.

The mini Rolls-Royce is a bespoke car and fully electric, a one-of-a-kind ride. It was made out-of-hours by apprentices and their supervisors at the factory in Goodwood to offer children facing surgery at the local hospital a bit of joy, to forget about the pain and all.

Its top speed is 10mph which is adjustable downwards to 4mph for the youngest patients.

The SRH car, which as you might have guessed stands for St. Richard’s Hospital, in nearby Chichester, is a typically Rolls-Royce commission.

Sue Nicholls, Paediatric Matron said, “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.

This Rolls-Royce SRH was built for Saint Richard’s Hospital to Fulfill a Wonderful Cause
This Rolls-Royce SRH was built for Saint Richard’s Hospital to Fulfill a Wonderful Cause

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.”

It was built by the same bespoke team who trims and repaints and reimagines the big cars in line with customers’ personal likes.

This Rolls-Royce SRH was built for Saint Richard’s Hospital to Fulfill a Wonderful Cause
This Rolls-Royce SRH was built for Saint Richard’s Hospital to Fulfill a Wonderful Cause

The SRH is a single-seater car finished in a two-tone combination of Andalusion White and Salamanca Blue with fine, hand-painted coach line in St. James’ Red.

The interior got the same attention as the exterior, complete with a two-tone steering wheel and upholstery trimmed to match the red coach line.

This Rolls-Royce SRH was built for Saint Richard’s Hospital to Fulfill a Wonderful Cause
This Rolls-Royce SRH was built for Saint Richard’s Hospital to Fulfill a Wonderful Cause
This Rolls-Royce SRH was built for Saint Richard’s Hospital to Fulfill a Wonderful Cause
This Rolls-Royce SRH was built for Saint Richard’s Hospital to Fulfill a Wonderful Cause

The car’s wheel includes paddle controls for the throttle and breaks (push to go faster, pull to stop), just like a racing car built for grown-ups.

The paddles themselves were 3D printed like elements of the classic Rolls-Royce grille and Spirit of Ecstasy.

This Rolls-Royce SRH was built for Saint Richard’s Hospital to Fulfill a Wonderful Cause
This Rolls-Royce SRH was built for Saint Richard’s Hospital to Fulfill a Wonderful Cause

The interior itself is trimmed in leather, naturally, with some new materials because the team was obligated to meet certain NHS hygiene standards.

While at the hospital they were able to see the ‘road’, complete with traffic signs, the St Richard’s team has built in preparation for the arrival of the little Rolls-Royce.

This Rolls-Royce SRH was built for Saint Richard’s Hospital to Fulfill a Wonderful Cause
This Rolls-Royce SRH was built for Saint Richard’s Hospital to Fulfill a Wonderful Cause |source:rolls-royce.com|

The SRH is just 70cm long, 15 per cent of the length of Rolls-Royce’ more traditional output.

What do you think about this Rolls-Royce design specifically for a good cause?