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Old bangers heading to Gibraltar in fundraiser

Published on 27 Jun 2023

A Banger Rally being held in September will challenge teams of two to four people, one of which must be a veteran, to purchase a 'clapped-out' car and drive it 1,500-miles across Europe.

The cars must cost less than £1,000 and the teams will then use their mechanical skills (and a bit of determination!) to jazz them up and make the journey from Dover to Gibraltar. 

Supporter stood shaking hands with a large soft toy monkey sat in the driver's seat of his Citroen car
John and his car for the Veteran Banger Rally

Organiser of the event, John, says:

“I served myself for 13 years in the Royal Navy and I understand how important military charities are to the veteran community."

This will be the third veteran banger rally organised by John. Each time a different military charity is chosen to be supported. We were chosen by the competitors from last year’s rally. John said:

“I live near the charity’s Centre of Wellbeing in Llandudno, so the charity is one which I am very aware of.”

Each team pays an entry fee to take part with a percentage being donated to our charity. The teams can then pick a charity of their choice to raise money for; many have chosen to take part on behalf of us.

There are over 30 teams signed up to the event which takes place between 25 September and 1 October but there is still time to join them.

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John says:

“We have raised an incredible £112,000 from the past two events combined for the chosen charities and we hope to raise an amazing amount to help this charity support even more blind veterans.

“This is a great way to make money for a fantastic charity but it’s also an excuse for veterans to get together, enjoy themselves and recapture some of that camaraderie from their days in service. A party atmosphere is almost guaranteed.”

Would you like to find out how your special interest or hobby could be used to raise money for our charity? 

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