Nathan prepares for European driving adventure
PUBLISHED: 07:00 05 September 2017 | UPDATED: 13:58 06 September 2017
A four-day European driving challenge in an old banger is in the pipeline for an Exmouth RGB Building Supplies worker.
Nathan Thompson is gearing up to take part in the Pavestone Rally, driving across Europe to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Rainy Day Trust charities.
Nathan will be joined by colleagues from the firm’s North Devon branch; the team will go by the name The Red Barrows and will be taking on the challenge in an old Volvo V70, which they picked up for £300.
Competition rules state the vehicle should cost no more than £500 and more effort must be spent on the appearance of the car and crew, rather than engine function.
Nathan, who works in internal sales at RGB Exmouth, said the team was ‘really looking forward’ to taking part in the challenge and thanked all who had already donated funds.
“We’re aiming for a total of £6,000 and would like to say a big thank you to the customers, suppliers and colleagues who have already made donations,” he said.
“Both charities do fantastic work and we’re really looking forward to taking part in the Pavestone Rally to raise money for them.
“RGB Building Supplies has generously paid the entry fee for each team member so 100% of the money we raise will go to the charities.”
Nathan and the team set off from Dover on September 7, visiting 10 European countries, arriving in Monte Carlo four days later. The first night stop is in Luxembourg then on to North East Italy before finishing in Monte Carlo then on onto Nice for an awards dinner.
There will be a different fancy dress theme each day for the team and the car, including clowns, doctors and nurses, plus a number of challenges that must be completed en-route.
Donate at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/rgbpavestonerally
The Rainy Day Trust provides support and financial grants when times are tough to people who have worked in the UK’s home improvement industries, and the Teenage Cancer Trust provides life-changing care and support so young people don’t have to face cancer alone. To find out more about each charity, visit www.rainydaytrust.org.uk and www.teenagecancertrust.org