Father and son set for long drive
A FATHER and son duo will drive more than 2,000 miles in their £200 car to raise funds for an animal charity.
Mick (52) and Joe White (21), of Westerman Close, Sawtry will set off for The Crumball Rally on May 9.
They will drive from London, through France, Switzerland and Italy to Monaco in their 1994 Ford Probe.
The pair bought the car in May last year for just over £200, even though it has 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.”
They will give all donations to Wood Green, the animal charity based in Godmanchester.
Caroline Willis, community fundraiser for Wood Green, said: “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 people like Mick and Joe to raise money to support the animals in our care.”
The pair have already raised more than £500 and hoping to increase this during the rally. To donate visit www. justgiving.com/mick-joe-white
charity drive: Mick White and his son Joe, pictured here with Charlie the dog, are setting off on a 2,000 mile drive to raise money for Wood Green next month.