Tuesday 30 March 2010

Rallying support for Charity

A car salesman from Aylesbury is gearing up for the ride of his life this summer, all in the name of charity.

Richard Creaser is racing across Europe in the Scally Rally, raising funds for the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Cancer campaign.

The 34-year-old has spent months preparing his 1993 Volkswagen Golf for the 3,000 mile trip, with help from colleagues at Keith Garages Volkswagen in Aylesbury.

It’s not the first time Richard has raised money for the charity by driving in the Scally Rally. Last year he raised £850 during the rally in Ireland.

He said: “I am really looking forward to racing again this year. It is an organised bit of fun that allows like-minded people to enjoy a scenic drive and a holiday as well as raising money for charity.

“I’ve had great support from everyone at Keith Garages and I hope to raise even more money than last year.”

The race, which runs from Calais to Brescia via Zurich, Ferrara and Rome normally has one rule - contestants cannot spend more than £100 on a car. It attracts more than 50 racers each year with the principle being, the oldest and wackiest car, the better.

The Golf, which Richard bought for just £50 is kept at the Bicester Road retailer where he works.

Derek Mills, Managing Director at Keith Garages, said: “Richard has been raising money for charity for a few years now and what better way to do it.

“He spends a lot of time preparing for the event so I’m glad to help out by allowing him use of the facilities to keep the car and complete necessary work. We wish him all the best in this year’s rally.”

The race takes place over four days from the 25-29th June. To sponsor Richard go to http://aycaribe.blogspot.com/ or call into Keith Garages Volkswagen on Bicester Road.

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