Fa­ther and son set for long drive

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News - By MATTHEW REVILLE matthew.reville@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk @Et_reville

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.

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