Madcap motor fans are ready for a scrap
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.