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Andy Pitt

8 Countries in 4 days in a classic Mustang

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My story

[p]So, it’s time for me to get my begging bowl out I’m afraid! I rarely do charity fund raising so felt that if I was going to do something I was going to have to “go big or go home”…so, I could grow a moustache, I could run a marathon (neither of which I’m sure I’m physically capable of) or.....hhmmmmm....Actually, what I can do is drive. I can drive a really really long way in a really short space of time, in a car with questionable reliability….From September 6th – 10th I will be driving my ridiculous orange 1960’s Mustang (The Tangerine Dream as it is known) across 8 countries in 4 days as part of the Fireball James Bond Rally (google it, it’s ridiculous!) with my capable co-pilot and partner in crime Mr Brian Bush. We’ll tackle some hair-raising roads, cover over 2,000 miles and have to deal with some special European driving in a car which literally makes your brain rattle and your skin stink of petrol. This car is made for flat straight American roads, none of which will feature in this drive. Look at the Stelvio Pass on the internet...my car started crying when it saw the pictures! This car is uncomfortable, thirsty, smells, is very noisy, leaks when it rains, is baking when hot, self steers and drifts across roads on suspension made of jelly and has no radio!!!!!! Sounds fun doesn’t it?![/p][p]Here's a link to the run.... http://www.fireballrally.co.uk/james-bond-challenge-2018/ (you may need to copy and paste this)[/p][p][br][/p][p]What and why am I raising money for? [/p][p]Alzheimer’s Society…It’s a charity close to my (and my wife Claire’s) heart. Claire’s dad was diagnosed with this horrid disease at the age of 65, almost 5 years ago. At this very young age John was (and still is, to a point) a physically fit, regular guy just starting out retirement and looking forward to many more years of travel, gardening, beach walks, good beer and enjoying life. Over the last 5 years we’ve seen the man we once knew gradually disappear month by month, week by week, day by day. There is no cure, there is no end, just the future of this disease gradually taking a hold, destroying a loved one right in front of your eyes.[/p][p][br][/p][p]The Alzheimers Society provides vital research in to this disease and, hopefully, one day finding a cure. In the more immediate here and now, they provide carers and sufferers support, help, side-by-side friendship from volunteers to allow independence (for both carer and the person with Dementia), a network of like-minded people and much much more. Please take a moment to read about the amazing work they do. The money I raise will go to the national charity but will be channelled in to locally based support networks and provide the actual much-needed help to the Norfolk community.[/p][p][br][/p][p]During the challenge we’ll regularly be updating social networks with our progress (and probably lots of pictures of the car having a “rest” by the road-side while it’s being fixed), our trials and tribulations (potential tow-truck fun!) and general happenings during our adventures. This won't be an easy cruise. This will be a testing and arduous journey but hopefully fun too. Your support and following will make us even more resilient and determined and I (and Brian, who is supporting his own charity for Diabetes) will be hugely thankful. [/p][p][br][/p][p]If you’re able to support me in donating to this worthwhile cause, I’ll be eternally grateful. Even just a couple of quid will go a long way! Every penny is important.[/p][p]Thanks for taking the time to read…over and out (for now!)[/p][p][br][/p][p] [/p][p][br][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

06 Sep 2018

Supporters

Nov 23, 2018

Ewen

A late entry I know but better late than never! Well done guys, looks like a lot of fun and unquestionable causes.

£75.00 plus £18.75 Gift Aid

Oct 9, 2018

Anonymous

Well done from all at Bunning's

£200.00

Sep 15, 2018

The vB crew

Well done chaps.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Sep 13, 2018

Lorraine R

Well done!!! A great trip for a fantastic cause.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 13, 2018

Andy

Have seen this in my family unfortunately so know its a great cause. Well done mate

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 13, 2018

Eva

Well done.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 12, 2018

Mark

Congratulations - looked fun and a great cause!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 12, 2018

johnnie Walker

Well done Andy and Chris great effort great cause all the best J

Sep 12, 2018

Rob Wood

Well done for not dying. Old people 1, Europe 0.

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Sep 11, 2018

Ellis and April

Can’t believe the old, rusty, noisy, spitting, sweaty beast made it! The car didn’t do to bad either!! Well done on it all.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid