Pair braced for trip in veteran car

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your -

A FA­THER and son duo from Sawtry are pre­par­ing to drive more than 2,000 miles in their £200 car to raise funds for Wood Green, The An­i­mals Char­ity.

Mick White (52) and Joe (21) of Wester­man Close, will set off for The Crum­ball Rally on May 9 which will see them drive via London, through France, Switzer­land and Italy in their 1994 Ford Probe.

The pair bought the car in May last year for just over £200 even though it had not been road­wor­thy since 2009.

But us­ing their mo­tor­ing knowl­edge, el­bow grease and help from lo­cal en­gi­neer­ing me­chanic Richard John­son, the ve­hi­cle is up and run­ning and ready to take on the chal­lenge.

Mick said: “For the past six years we have en­tered the BMF Moped En­duro but this year we de­cided to take on some­thing a lit­tle more chal­leng­ing. The Crum­ball Rally is only open to cars over 15-years-old which cost around £200.

“We got our Stafford­shire Bull Ter­rier Char­lie from Wood Green three years ago. He is a won­der­ful dog who we wouldn’t be with­out so we wanted to raise money to help all the other an­i­mals in their care.”

Wood Green Com­mu­nity Fundraiser Caro­line Wil­lis added: “We are de­lighted Mick and Joe have cho­sen to raise funds for Wood Green.

“We do not re­ceive any gov­ern­ment or lot­tery fund­ing and there­fore rely solely on kind-hearted mem­bers of the public like Mick and Joe to raise money and sup­port the an­i­mals in our care.”

The pair have al­ready raised more than £500 and hope to in­crease this dur­ing the rally.

To spon­sor them visit www. just­giv­ing. com/ Mick- Joe- White or visit www.wood­green.org.uk

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