Mull nurse revs up for rally
for our first event – 500 miles. Emily is from Aberdeenshire and it’s roughly the same distance to south Wales. We cannot believe the support we have and would like to thank all of our sponsors.’
Sponsors are Mini Sport Ltd, Macgochans Tobermory, Mini Cooper Register, Alsop Transport Services, TSL Ltd, Skyhook Helicopters, Beatsons Building Supplies, Den Motor Sport, Tunnocks, Bruce Mccombie Builders, Deeside Classic Campers Ltd, Turus Mara, Isle of Mull Campervans. All links to sponsors of Mini Girls Rally Team can be found on the teams Facebook page www. facebook. com/ minigirlsrallyteam. To donate, text HRCR52 or go to www.justgiving.com/ fundraising/minigirlsrallyteam. the Mini Sport Mini Cup, and is the first event that the girls will compete in.
Louise works on Mull, where she provides hands-on care and vital emotional support to people living with a terminal illness and their families.
Louise was inspired to become a Marie Curie nurse in 2011 following the care her mum received prior to her death from breast cancer. She said: ‘It is an honour and a privilege to look after people at that particular time in life. You go through so many emotions. I can remember crying but also laughing because we were reliving memories – just to have someone say that it was alright to laugh or cry was so important, someone who understood what we were going through.’
Louise added: ‘We are very excited. It’s a long way to travel AN ICONIC ‘Marie Curie Mini’ driven by Mull’s Louise Thomas and 16-year-old co-driver Emily Easton-Page will be taking on the competition at the Dixies Challenge Rally in south Wales on Sunday May 30.
The rally will be the girls’ first of many outings this year as they are competing in the Historic Rally Car Register Championship (HRCR) 2017, incorporating the Mini Sport Mini Cup.
Louise, a Marie Curie nurse, said: ‘We aim to take on the boys in the championship and raise vital awareness and funds for Marie Curie.’
The car, a red and white 1993 Rover Mini, has been completely rebuilt to make it competition ready and is decorated with several Marie Curie logos. The event is part of the HRCR Old Stager Championship, incorporating
Mull nurse Louise Thomas with her Marie Curie Mini.