Mad­cap mo­tor fans are ready for a scrap

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

AN in­surance com­pany is tak­ing on a mad­cap car chal­lenge to raise money for a hospice.

Two mem­bers of staff from The Bolling­ton Group are tak­ing part in the ‘Ready for the Scrapheap Chal­lenge, which sees teams ne­go­ti­at­ing a jour­ney from Stoke on Trent to Monaco in the South of France and back again in four days, all in a car worth less than £500.

Chris Pat­ter­son, the group man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of The Bolling­ton Group, will be joined by co-driver Steve Crowther for the rally, form­ing the ‘Bolling­ton Bangers’.

And the staff at Bolling­ton have made sure that the ‘Bolling­ton Bangers’ have all the es­sen­tial com­forts that they need for the long jour­ney with a range of driv­ing aids in­clud­ing a beaded seat cover, fluffy dice, a nod­ding dog, driv­ing gloves, win­dow stick­ers and leop­ard print steer­ing wheel cover.

Chris Pat­ter­son said: “While this event is sure to be fun for those of us tak­ing part, we are all very aware that this is a se­ri­ous fundrais­ing mis­sion for a very worth­while cause. “The Donna Louise will make use of ev­ery penny we can raise, as they rely on do­na­tions from mem­bers of the pub­lic to keep go­ing.

“We are all very grate­ful for the money raised so far, and the tremen­dous sup­port we have re­ceived.

It would be fan­tas­tic to raise as much money as we pos­si­bly can to help pro­vide for the chil­dren and fam­i­lies who use this won­der­ful hospice.”

So far the in­surance bro­ker has raised nearly £9,000, in­clud­ing Gift Aid, for the Stafford­shire hospice – which re­ceives no govern­ment fund­ing – to help make a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the costs of pro­vid­ing ad­di­tional nurs­ing for the fa­cil­ity.

Do­na­tions can be made dur­ing and af­ter the fundraiser via Bolling­ton’s Vir­gin Money Giv­ing page at https://uk. vir­gin­money­giv­ing.com/ bolling­ton-bangers.

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