Team Thunderbolts: Alan Hunt (left) and Simon Taylor with their Mini Cooper Convertible
‘THUNDERBOLTS ARE GO’ FOR THE BACK AND FOURTH CHARITY RALLY
Simon and his friend, Alan are raising money for the
Orchid Charity in September 2019
Our managing director, Simon Taylor and his friend, Alan Hunt, managing director of County Construction are taking part in the Back and Fourth Rally in aid of Orchid, the charity that raises awareness of testicular and other male cancers. With every team name taken from a character in Marvel comics, theirs is Thunderbolts.
For anyone wishing to find out more about the charity feel free to click the link https://orchid-cancer.org.uk/
In its fourth year, the Back and Fourth Rally starts on 16th September and ends on 22nd September 2019. It is a 4,000 mile European round trip starting in Calais and ending in Amsterdam via Rome, Athens, Zagreb, Sofia, Bucharest and Vienna. In order to take part, each team has to undertake a number of challenges: firstly to advance purchase a Mini Cooper convertible with full MOT for less than £1,000. When they arrive in Calais the teams then have to drive for 21 hours a day for the duration of the rally and whatever the weather conditions the soft top roof of the car must remain down for the entire journey.
In July, Simon and Alan purchased their burnt orange Mini Cooper convertible. They are now seeking charity sponsorships from businesses and they have also set up a Just Giving fundraising page.
We are delighted that our industry media has already shown support to the cause and here is the link to the article that appeared on KBB Daily on 15th August: